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Southwest Starts 'Secure Flight' Service  
User currently offlineDTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 788 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7113 times:

Southwest starts comparing passenger names to terror watch lists,

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/200...10/secure-flight-southwest/#Replay

If it is as easy as just updating your frequent flier account profile with your name, date of birth and gender, will other airlines start similar procedures or are some already doing so?

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User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2426 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6993 times:
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Others have already been doing it for a time now. I know G4 was doing it when I went to MO last month. Also, DL and AS were when I bought tix to AK in July.


"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6714 times:



Quoting DTWLAX (Thread starter):
If it is as easy as just updating your frequent flier account profile with your name, date of birth and gender, will other airlines start similar procedures or are some already doing so?

We need your name as it appears on your drivers license. Most of the time, your FF program already has that info but double check. When you are making reservations from now on... you will need your full name as stated above, date of birth, and gender. Phase 2 of this program goes into effect I believe next year. That is when it gets more involved with the TSA and the watch lists.



Ground Ops, Southwest Airlines, CMH
User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3716 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6488 times:

AA started doing this for reservations purchased as of/after September 15th, too.


I don't work for FWA, their tenants, or their ad agency. But I still love FWA.
User currently offlineDTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6476 times:



Quoting PITops (Reply 2):
Phase 2 of this program goes into effect I believe next year. That is when it gets more involved with the TSA and the watch lists.

What comes under Phase 2?
And how is TSA more involved?


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3808 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6382 times:

What I don't understand about this: How can a terrorist be of any danger to the flight after he has cleared the security check point at the airport?

Soren  santahat 



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User currently offlineNYC2theworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 662 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6323 times:

CO Already asks for all of this information. If it is not in your OnePass profile (if you are a FF with them) they will ask you to update it.


Always wonderers if this "last and final boarding call" is in fact THE last and final boarding call.
User currently offlineN200WN From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 784 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6238 times:



Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 5):
What I don't understand about this: How can a terrorist be of any danger to the flight after he has cleared the security check point at the airport?

Probably because they're more likely than the rest of us to have an undetectable explosive stuck up their arse.


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6130 times:

F9 has been doing it for awhile now.


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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6082 times:



Quoting N200WN (Reply 7):
Probably because they're more likely than the rest of us to have an undetectable explosive stuck up their arse.

you mean we're not completely safe?!

--After Dutch and English now also fluent in sarcasm--



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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5988 times:



Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 5):
What I don't understand about this: How can a terrorist be of any danger to the flight after he has cleared the security check point at the airport?

The hijackers who brought the planes down on 9/11 also went through security...

This is not designed to "increase" security, this is to help reduce passengers getting pulled out for the watch list, when they should not have been. This more of a save time sort of program.

I am glad I got notified by SWA about this because my name used in the FF Program did NOT match my ID used for traveling! And to think I used to work there as a CSA and didn't catch my own mistake..  rotfl 

Alex



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