What airline passengers need to know about TSA’s Secure Flight program

If you’re a regular reader of The New York Times, you may be a bit concerned about flying. More specifically, about being able to get on an airplane once the new federal initiative called Secure Flight kicks in.

According to Joe Sharkey, blogging in The Times, Secure Flight “requires that the name on the ID you use at the airport security checkpoint precisely match the name on your airline ticket.” (Emphasis my own.) If they don’t, you don’t fly, implies the blog.

Au contraire.

Paul Leyh, director of the Transportation Security Administration’s Secure Flight program tells FederalNewsRadio, “we’re going to be able to clear more than 99% of the travellers given the information that we ask for.”

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