Secure Flight Program

To All Travelers:

Secure Flight is a program that was developed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to a key 9/11 Commission recommendation: uniform watch list matching by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

The mission of the Secure Flight Program is to enhance the security of domestic and international commercial air travel through the use of improved watch list matching.

Secure Flight will conduct uniform prescreening of passenger information against federal government watch lists for domestic and international flights. TSA will take over this responsibility from aircraft operators who, up until now, have been responsible for checking passengers against government watch lists.

Secure Flight will match the name, date of birth and gender information for each passenger against government watch lists to:

After matching passenger information against government watch lists, Secure Flight will transmit the matching results back to airlines.

Williamsburg Travel Management must collect the required information from all travelers:

  • Name as it appears on your government-issued photo ID that you use to pass through airport security.
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Redress Number (If Applicable)

The information will be stored permanently in profiles so that you do not need to provide the information every time that you travel. This information is required before an airline will issue a boarding pass for travel.

Passengers who decline to provide this information to the airlines in advance of their travel plans will face - at a minimum - additional screening and delays at the airport, likely to include being denied boarding.

For some travelers this may be different than the way your name appears on frequent flyer accounts. You will need to change the frequent flyer accounts.

Additional Information about Secure Flight Program.

  1. May 15th all names must exactly match your government issued I.D.
  2. August 15th you must also provide gender, date of birth, etc.

If you are a Williamsburg Travel Management Client

For those travelers using the Rearden Personal Assistant or Trip Manager online booking product, please update your profiles with required information online.

Please complete our online Secure Flight Information.