What Happens When You Find Out You Are On a Terrorism Watch List?

FlyerTalk member and moderator AZ Travels the World says, “I’m told I’m on the TSA terrorism ‘watch list’” even though he has been a very frequent traveler with years of significant amounts of travel.

However, this news puts his travel — and, quite possibly, his livelihood — at risk. At the very worst, he is subject to what amounts to be substantial inconvenience every time he travels — possibly even missing flights.

What could have caused this to happen? How can he resolve this issue? Can it even be resolved to his satisfaction? Could this happen to you also?!?

2 thoughts on “What Happens When You Find Out You Are On a Terrorism Watch List?”

  1. Carol B. says:

    My husband’s name is similar to someone’s on the watch list. He cannot print a boarding pass, he has to go to the counter, and the counter person has to find a supervisor. They say “Sorry”, and it’s a royal pain.
    He has gone to his congressperson, they’ve tried to resolve it. Didn’t work. He applied twice to TSA sending in a ton of documents. Didn’t work.
    He has missed planes, and waited in long lines needlessly. And if anyone has an idea how to fix this, let me know.
    The kicker is that he was part of a group that won a Nobel Peace Prize years ago.
    CB

  2. Carol B. says:

    My husband’s name is similar to someone’s on the watch list. He cannot print a boarding pass, he has to go to the counter, and the counter person has to find a supervisor. They say “Sorry”, and it’s a royal pain.
    He has gone to his congressperson, they’ve tried to resolve it. Didn’t work. He applied twice to TSA sending in a ton of documents. Didn’t work.
    He has missed planes, and waited in long lines needlessly. And if anyone has an idea how to fix this, let me know.
    The kicker is that he was part of a group that won a Nobel Peace Prize years ago.
    CB

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