November 8th, 2010|
Originally recommended by the 9/11 Commission but delayed due to privacy concerns, “no fly” rules, called Secure Flight, took effect on November 1, 2010. A Reuters article reports that airline passengers overwhelmingly welcome the new rules.
The new rules require airlines to gather passengers’ full name, date of birth, and gender on all flights to and from the U.S. Secure Flight aims to prevent passengers on the “no fly” list from boarding planes and to protect those who are innocent.
Many airlines have already instated such rules. According to Reuters, passengers appear to welcome Secure Flight, especially in light of U.S.-bound parcel bombs that were discovered in London on October 29. Discovery of the parcel bombs is unrelated to the Nov. 1 activation of “no fly” rules.
Debusmann, Jr., Bernd. “Airline passengers welcome new ‘no fly’ rules.” Reuters. November 2010.