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The Secure Flight Program

Nov 30, 2010

The Secure Flight Program, set up by the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and department of homeland security (DHS) aims to increase the security on all international flights to and from the US as well as domestic flights within the US.
The SFPD program allows the TSA to pre-screen passenger data in order to carry out passenger watch list matching prior to departure and improve the travel experience for all passengers. 

It is mandatory that the following Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) be provided in the passenger name record within the flight booking for flights entering or departing the United States begun 1 November 2010:

»Full given names (must match passport or travel document)
»Date of birth
»Redress Number (if applicable).

In compliance with this mandate Travel Agent must provide Secure Flight Passenger Data to make reservation and ticketing no later than 72 hours prior to departure or immediately for bookings made within 72hours. Flight bookings without SFPD will be rejected by the Secure Flight Program. In this case, there is a risk that a boarding pass would not be able to be printed either at the check-in machines or online, and that additional security screenings would be required at the airport. It is also possible that the passenger would be prohibited from boarding the flight.

Travel House Nepal request all the travellers to call their travel agent and provide their SFPD who purchased their tickets before 1st November 2010. Also request all travellers to check-in at the airport 3 hours prior to departure to avoid any delays.

-Manoj Shrestha ( Managing Director – Travel House Nepal)