American Airlines yesterday rolled out the US Transportation Security Administration's Secure Flight program, which requires passengers to provide their full legal name, birth date and gender when purchasing tickets. TSA said it "determined that mandating the provision of the additional data elements. . .would greatly reduce the number of passengers misidentified as a match to the watch list." Other airlines will be required to phase in the program over time.

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