posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 09:19 PM
Just a quick scan of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Homeland Security wants the airlines to submit, 72 hours prior to departure, the following
information on every passenger they propose to carry.
These procedures are required to reduce the threat of terrorism.
Homeland Security estimates a cost for the first year of $123 billion but I think they misplaced a decimal point. I think they mean $123 million.
I don’t know that much about it but I believe the first year cost would be in the billions but not $123 billion.
Passenger information required to be submitted 72 hours in advance for each and every passenger for authorization for the airline to depart on
Date of birth
Redress number or known traveler number
Country of issuance
Departure airport code
Scheduled arrival time
Arrival airport code
Operating carrier(if available) For non- traveling individuals the itinerary information is the airport code for the sterile area to which the
non-traveling individual seeks access.
Reservation Control Number
Record Sequence Number
Passenger Update Indicator
Traveler Reference Number
The alleged purpose of the secure flight program is to assume the watch list matching function from aircraft operators and to more effectively and
consistently prevent certain known or suspected terrorists from boarding aircraft where they may jeopardize the lives and passengers and others.
(Presumably this exempts those in our government who conceived, planned and executed the 911 attack itself). :
Department of Homeland Security: For a Free and Safe America