US citizens and residents generally use their state driver’s licenses or state issued non-drivers IDs to board US domestic commercial airline flights. Looming in the near future for air travelers is the Real ID Act of 2005. The law sets requirements for ID cards accepted by the federal government for “official purposes,” including state driver’s […]
Ned Levi explains what Real ID is, and explores what might have happened to passengers and the US domestic airline industry is the Real ID identification deadline wouldn’t have been postponed by the Obama Administration. He calls on the government to take a pragmatic approach with the Real ID law.
A lost or stolen driver’s license or passport can be a disaster for a traveler trying to fly home. Ned Levi has suggestions to successfully handle these serious ID problems with a little pre-trip preparation, and a lot of common sense.