Behind the Scenes of the No Fly List

Via Bruce Schneier, this piece does a good job explaining the process that names go through in getting on the list, and distinguishing between the various watch lists, selectee list, and no fly list.

Schneier catches this bit of stupidity from the article:

If a person on the no-fly list dies, his name could stay on the list so that the government can catch anyone trying to assume his identity.

… and adds:

But since a terrorist might assume anyone’s identity, by the same logic we should put everyone on the no-fly list.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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