TSA Asks for Traveler Records

U.S. airlines asked to turn over personal information about passengers that flew domestically in June

The Transportation Security Administration said last week that U.S. airlines have been asked to turn over personal information about every passenger that flew domestically in the month of June in order to test a system that will compare their names to those on terrorist watch lists.

The data will vary depending on the airline, but in general it will include name, flight origin, flight destination, flight time, duration of flight, form of payment, credit card numbers, address, telephone number and meal requests.

According to the TSA, the goal is to reduce the number of passengers that are selected for more intensive screening.