Advance Passenger Information (API) is collected for all passengers before travel to or from certain countries, includingDubai, USA, South Africa, Spain, Thailand and China. The law now requires that airlines collect the following Advance Passenger Information (API)
Date of birth
Full name as it appears on the passport
Passport number, country of issue and expiry date
Country of residence
Most of the above information can be collected by most passports through a reader at check-in. However, collection of some new information at the check-in would result in longer queues slowing down the check-in for flights. Hence Advance passenger Information is collected in advance at the time of booking. For this you may also contact our customer care advisor on 0800 048 8600.
Please note that for the USA, you will need to provide an address in the USA for your first night's accommodation which may be hotel name, number and street, city, state and zip code.