More information required to book flights


MOST POPULAR: Video, stories and more
SIGN-UP: Get breaking news sent to you from ABC7

The government's new security requirement for additional personal information is aimed at cutting down on cases of mistaken identity.

The idea is to prevent people from being kept off flights because their names are similar to those on federal terror watch lists.

The change comes as the Transportation Security Administration is taking over the job of checking airline passenger names against government watch lists.

       Today's latest headlines | ABC7 News on your phone
Follow us on Twitter | Fan us on Facebook | Get our free widget

Copyright © 2024 KGO-TV. All Rights Reserved.