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TSA Secure Flight Final Phase
Changes To Unaccompanied Minor Policy


TSA Secure Flight Final Phase
October 21, 2010

As a reminder, we are moving closer to the TSA's Secure Flight Program's final phase-in date of November 1, and, as such, it's important to understand the government's requirements and the significance of compliance.

Without Secure Flight Passenger Data present in the reservation, a passenger cannot travel. Further, failure to provide corresponding and TSA-mandatory SSR DOCS SFPD data may result in a debit memo of $50 per passenger, per reservation. An administrative fee of $50 also will be assessed.

Visit Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) FAQs to view a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Changes To Unaccompanied Minor Policy
October 8, 2010

Effective October 7, 2010, American Airlines lowered the acceptance age for unaccompanied minors from ages 5-14 to 5-11. American continues to offer optional unaccompanied minor service for young adults ages 12-17 years old. This change applies to unaccompanied minor service requested on/after October 7th. In addition, the adult acceptance age was raised to 16 years old for the minimum age to travel with children ages 5-11 years. Please visit Traveling With Children And Infants for complete details.


Updated December 17, 2010

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