New U.S. Secure Flight Passenger Data Requirement Takes Effect 08 March 2012


The current Secure Flight Inhibit Ticketing process applies to flights that overfly but do not land in the Continental United States. This process inhibits ticketing in Travelport when flights in an itinerary are identified by the airline as Secure Flight-applicable but do not have corresponding SSR DOCS item(s) in the booking file or PNR containing required Secure Flight Passenger Data.

Check-In Requirements for Tickets Issued Before 08 March: To avoid passenger delays at the time of check-in, Travelport highly recommends that you add Secure Flight Passenger Data to tickets issued prior to 08 March 2012.

What Passenger Data Will Be Required?

These three fields are the minimum information required for Secure Flight Data:

  • Passenger Name (as it appears on government-issued ID used when traveling)
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
See Complete Details and Itinerary Examples in ASK Travelport: Product Advisory #1405

How will it work?

Travelport is supporting airlines and travel agencies worldwide to comply with new requirement.
  • Airlines will file Secure Flight Data for all applicable flights (indicator DEI504). As a result, your Travelport GDS displays will reveal Secure Flight Data within applicable flight segments.
  • The ticketing process interrogates PNRs to see if Secure Flight Data is required.
  • If Secure Flight Data applies to a segment, ticketing will be prohibited unless or until Secure Flight Passenger Data is added to the PNR.
  • The method for inputting and transmitting Secure Flight Passenger Data is the SSR DOCS function. Travelport-connected agents globally will use these existing formats to add Secure Flight Data to booking files/PNRs. No training or new entries are necessary. Airlines will obtain required SSR data and transmit it to the TSA.
How can you make this new requirement seamless for your customers?

Travelport recommends that you include required Secure Flight traveler information in passenger profiles where possible (ClientFiles, Profiles or World Files) and that you also pre-populate SSR DOCS with known passenger information.

Click here for additional Information about the TSA’s Secure Flight Program.