Are You on This Airline’s Banned Passenger List?
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
A longtime question of many flyers has been: Does each airline have its own no-fly list? Certainly if they did they would keep the information private, right? Not in the case of Azerbaijan Airlines.
The Baku-based Azerbaijan Airlines does indeed have an “Unwanted Passengers” list. Not only does it maintain such a list, as Jason Rabinowitz points out on Twitter, but it also makes it searchable. That’s right, you can search for yourself to see if your name appears on the list.
Obviously curious to see if I (somehow) made it on the list of blacklisted travelers, I entered my name and passport number on AZAL’s site. Thankfully, I got a message that no information was found.
You can’t just search anyone to see if they’ve made the “Unwanted Passenger” list — you need a passport number in order to do so. Among those who tried in the TPG office, no one is banned from flying with Azerbaijan. Hypothetically, since you get a new passport number each time yours expires, it’s possible to “fall off” of Azerbaijan’s blacklist once you renew your passport.
This is the only carrier we know of that has a searchable library of who it doesn’t allow to fly on its metal. It’s not clear what one has to do in order to get their name on the blacklist, but nonetheless, we don’t recommend trying.
Featured image courtesy of Azerbaijan Airlines.
Welcome to The Points Guy!
WELCOME OFFER: 60,000 Points
TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200
CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners
*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.
- Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide, eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel.
- With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories.
- Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
- Earn 2x total points on up to $1,000 in grocery store purchases per month from November 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. Includes eligible pick-up and delivery services.