The federal government has announced the launch of a new service to help travelers who have experienced difficulties related to the so-called “no fly” list.
Innocent individuals who have the same or similar names as individuals on the no fly list can sometimes be delayed in obtaining a boarding pass as a result of false name matches.
The new system will allow individuals whose names closely match those on the list to apply for a unique identification number that they can use when they purchase a ticket to travel.
The number will clear their name in advance and prevent delays at airports.
However, the system won’t be up and running for a year and half.