The TSA will have its full force of their “Secure ticketing” required to take effect on November 1st of 2010. This new Technology was introduced last year. The airline deadline compliance date is on the 1st of November.
What does this mean for you?
Where you one of those travelers that used to “Book” your flight with your first and last name? According to their website linked earlier in this post you can read on to find out that upon your booking you will now have to book with your full name.
Big Deal Right>?
Maybe not though… In addition to this you will have to now expose your date of birth to get your boarding pass. With the information age people are just a couple pieces of information shy of taking your identity. The system is meant to have people screened from the time they get their boarding pass till they get to the security check point.
Where do most people hold their boarding pass? In their hand ready and accessible to give to a TSA worker.
The system is supposed to streamline and reduce errors in the security watch list that the TSA has in place.
If you were one of those people that kept your boarding pass out in the open I would highly consider keeping it within the flap of the jacket that the airlines typically give to you with your boarding pass. This will ensure your full name doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
(This post wasnt meant to scare but to inform and educate the risks of having your personal information in the open)