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Why No Real Time Update For "no-fly-list"?  
User currently offlinecraigpc01 From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

I am struck by the fact that the new "stronger" rule is that airlines must check within 2 hours of an update? I cannot understand in this day and age of computers, why there is no real-time update to airlines, as opposed to them being told to check, and then update? Can anybody who knows more than I do (which is not hard on this subject) shed more light on this seemingly ridiculous loop-hole?

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User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Quoting craigpc01 (Thread starter):
I cannot understand in this day and age of computers, why there is no real-time update to airlines, as opposed to them being told to check, and then update?

In order to do the check, the no-fly database needs to be run against the airlines' manifest. Since there are so many airline systems out there (and so many no-fly lists), you can't just run them against a single master database. As a result, each airline needs to have their own database that "plays nice" with the rest of their system. The only way to update that database in realtime would be to have the people who run the no-fly list have real-time access to *all* the airline databases, and that's an IT headache I don't even want to think about.

Tom.


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