Travel sector may have to redevelop systems for e-Border requirements

The travel industry may have to redevelop its reservations systems to capture extra travellers' details under the government's new e-Borders scheme.

The travel industry may have to redevelop its reservations systems to capture extra travellers' details under the government's new e-Borders scheme.

The industry has already had to cope with data capture requests with respect to the US, Spain and other countries that involve up to 34 data items. However, e-Borders expands this by up to 54 pieces of information. Allowing for duplication to cover different modes of travel, this reduces to around 36 data items per passenger per trip.

The European Union and the US agreed earlier this year to exchange 19 data items in a so-called Passenger Name Record. The industry is expected to negotiate with the UK government the exact items it requires under the e-Borders project as it vastly expands the present requirements.

The House Office said the data items it hopes to collect are:

Travel Document Information

1. Travel Document Number

2. Issuing State or Organisation of the Travel Document

3. Travel Document Type

4. Expiry Date of Travel Document

5. Surname/Given Names(s)

6. Nationality

7. Date of Birth

8. Gender

Journey information

9. Flight/Sailing/Train Voyage Identification

10. Scheduled/Planned Departure Date

11. Scheduled/Planned Departure Time

12. Scheduled/Planned Arrival Date

13. Scheduled/Planned Arrival Time

14. Last Place/Port of Call

15. Place/Port of Initial Arrival

16. Subsequent Place/Port of call within the country

Other Passenger Information

For aviation:

17. Passenger Name Record (PNR) record locator code

18. Date of reservation/Issue of ticket

19. Date(s) of intended travel

20. Name(s)

21. Available frequent flyer and benefit information (i.e. free tickets, upgrades, etc)

22. Other names on PNR, including number of travellers on PNR

23. All available contact information (including originator information)

24. All available payment/billing information (not including other transaction details linked to a credit card or account and not connected to the travel transaction)

25. Travel itinerary for specific PNR

26. Travel agency/travel agent

27. Code share information

28. Split/divided information

29. Travel status of passenger (including confirmations and check-in status)

30. Ticketing information, including ticket number, one way tickets and automated ticket fare quote

31. All baggage information

32. Seat information, including seat number

33. General remarks including other supplementary information, special service information, and special service request information

34. Any collected APIS Information and

35. All historical changes to the PNR

For other modes of transport:

36. Unique OPI record identifier (e.g. booking reference)

37. Date of reservation/ issue of ticket

38. Date(s) of intended travel

39. Name(s)

40. Available frequent traveller and benefit information (i.e. free tickets, upgrades, etc)

41. Other names on booking, including number of travellers on booking

42. All available contact information (including originator information)

43. All available payment/billing information (not including other transaction details linked to a credit card or account and not connected to the travel transaction)

44. Travel itinerary for specific booking

45. Travel agency/travel agent

46. Code share information

47. Split/divided information

48. Travel status of passenger (including confirmations and check-in status)

49. Ticketing information, including ticket number, one way tickets and automated ticket fare quote

50. Any collected baggage information

51. Any collected seat, cabin or carriage information, including seat number

52. Any collected APIS Information

53. Any collected vehicle information, including VRM and

54. All historical changes to the OPI.

The deal between the EU and the US on Passenger Name Records (PNRs) covers 19 data items:

1. PNR record locator code

2. Date of reservation/issue of ticket

3. Date(s) of intended travel

4. Name(s)

5. Available frequent flier and benefit information (i.e. free tickets, upgrades, etc.)

6. Other names on PNR, including number of travellers on PNR

7. All available contact information (including originator information)

8. All available payment/billing information (not including other transaction details linked to a credit card or account

and not connected to the travel transaction)

9. Travel itinerary for specific PNR

10. Travel agency/travel agent

11. Code share information

12. Split/divided information

13. Travel status of passenger (including confirmations and check-in status)

14. Ticketing information, including ticket number, one-way tickets and Automated Ticket Fare Quote

15. All baggage information

16. Seat information, including seat number

17. General remarks including OSI, SSI and SSR information

18. Any collected Airline Passenger Information System (APIS) information

19. All historical changes to the PNR listed in numbers 1 to 18




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