Secure Flight Extension for Flights that Overfly the Continental United States


Overview PA 1405 - version 01

Secure Flight is a program developed by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The purpose of this program is to enhance the security of domestic and international air travel through the collection of specific passenger information for comparison to the US security watch lists.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Secure Flight program has extended the implementation for flights that overfly the continental United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and expects covered air carriers operating overflights to Secure Flight data on published flight schedules using the current industry indicator DEI504.

This requirement does not apply to flights that overfly Alaska or Hawaii; flights between two airports or locations in the same country, where that country is Canada or Mexico (i.e., Canada-to-Canada or Mexico-to-Mexico).

TSA has advised that the implementation date is targeted for 8th March 2012.
Customer Benefit

  • Current formats are used to add secure flight data in the booking file or PNR.
  • Training is not required.
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