Friday, September 12, 2008

Need to remove yourself from the no-fly list? Easy. Change your name.

The sickening no-fly list affords millions of people a hassle at the airport and the illusion of being protected from the next 9/11 and there's no way to have your name removed. But if you change your name, you've done the next best thing.
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A Quebec businessman whose name is one of the many that have erroneously landed on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's flight passenger watch list has decided to change his name to avoid lengthy security hassles at the airport.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wrote a letter to Labbé in 2004, saying he had been placed on their watch list after falling victim to identity theft. At the time, the department said there was no way for his name to be removed.
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