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Getting Off the No-Fly List

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Recently, an 83-year-old Irish grandfather called in requesting help in getting off of the no-fly list. If you’re one of the more than 80,000 Americans on the no-fly list, find out how you may be able to get off that list. If you’re one of the more than 80,000 Americans on the no-fly list, you know how frustrating it can be. People on the list can’t use curbside check-in, self-help kiosks, and are subject to a lot of extra screenings.

Currently, the only way to do this, short of getting elected to Congress, is TRIP. TRIP stands for Traveler Redress Inquiry Program. It’s basically a form that you can print off the TSA’s website. Once you fill out the form, your case supposedly will be reviewed. The problem is that you’ll never know why you’re on the list, making it tough to provide the right information to get your name off the list. Despite its problems, TRIP remains the only way for ordinary travelers to get the government to stop treating them like terrorists.

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