As of May 1st 2009, TSA (U.S. Transportation
Security Administration) changed the
requirements for travel and will require
additional information from travelers for
both domestic and international travel.
For all travel going forward, the new
requirements will be as follows:
- Your full name as it appears EXACTLY on
government issued ID
- Your date of birth
- Your gender
In addition to what is required for domestic
travel, international travelers will be
required to provide the following additional
- Passport number
- Expiration date of passport
The reason for the additional information
will be to allow TSA to perform terrorist
watch list matching which is currently being
done by the individual airlines.
Note that these new requirements are not
optional and failure to provide the
information could result in not being allowed
to get a boarding pass and/or undergoing
additional airport screening, and ultimately
being denied boarding of your flight.
For frequent flyers, there is an important note:
if your I.D./profile name does not EXACTLY
match the name of your frequent flyer
accounts, you may not receive frequent flyer
miles and elite status may not be recognized.
Please compare your government I.D. name with
the name on each of your frequent flyer
programs and in cases where they do not
match, I highly recommend that you begin the
process of changing your frequent flyer name
today. I just updated my accounts with United
and American and did it over the phone within
a few minutes.
Secure Flight Rules Regarding Name
your name must match LETTER FOR LETTER what
your government issued I.D. shows. If the
name on your I.D. is "William Quincy Jones"
then the name on your ticket cannot read
"William Q Jones".
Prefixes such as Ms., Mr., Dr. or Rev. are
not allowed under Secure Flight, regardless
of what is on your I.D.
Suffixes such as Jr. and III are not allowed
under Secure Flight, regardless of what is on
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|Grilled Peaches with Pecorino and Prosciutto
This weekend my husband and I picked Italian
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Our trees don't produce what they used to,
and we are constantly battling birds and deer
for the fruit, but we were able to pick
enough to make some fabulous homemade recipes
- one of which I thought I would share with
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As promised and hoped for, I have
finally uploaded my video (albeit quite
condensed) of my October
2008 River Cruise along the Rhine and Moselle
rivers as well as an independent tour of
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Needless to say my video does not do this
region justice, and I know now that I need
lots of practice! But, I did capture some
interesting footage, and the photos I am
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