TSA and your FULL name on your flight reservations….

On May 15th, airlines will be required to provide the full name of each passenger to the TSA.  Your name, as it appears on your reservation, must match the Government Issued Photo ID you will be presenting to check-in EXACTLY.  If your ID contains your middle initial or name, your reservation must also reflect such.  This only applies to reservations made on or after May 15th.  As your requent Flyer Number must also match your reservation name to get flight credit, you may need to contact the airline and have your account name changed to match the ID that you will be using.

On August 15, 2009, airlines will be required to provide the TSA with your Date of Birth and Gender for all domestic flights.  We would like to start collecting this information as soon as possible so that there will be no rush when this rule goes into effect.  Please be advised that you may decline to give us this information, but such a declination will cause check-in delays, additional airport screening by the TSA and possible denied boarding.

On October 31, 2009, airlines will be required to provide the TSA with your Date of Birth and Gender for all international flights entering or leaving the US.   Please be advised that you may decline to give us this information, but again, such a declination will cause check-in delays, additional airport screening by the TSA and possible denied boarding.”

For more information, please see the TSA’s press release.