Your Driver's License Is Still Good for Air Travel Your Driver's License Is Still Good for Air Travel

Your Driver's License Is Still Good for Air Travel

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The drama associated with the REAL ID Act (Wikipedia) continues and Gary Leff hits the nail on the head. It really is a joke and paramount to a bad game of chicken at this point. Rest assured, your current driver's license will work as a form of valid ID through TSA checkpoints domestically until October 2020. Yes, that is right before the next U.S. presidential election; hmm.

Regardless of the color of your state, you're fine.

TSA Real ID Approved States Map - December 2017

What To Do If You're Still Concerned

The easy answer is to carry your passport or sign up for a trusted traveler program so you have a complaint form of ID. We'd definitely recommend leveraging a program like Global Entry, which will issue you a compliant ID, and comes as a benefit with many premium travel rewards cards.

Our Take

Grab some popcorn, or don't. At this point, there is nothing to see or do. We've previously written about the REAL ID Act, and are honestly disappointed that our government can't follow through on something that has been in the works for a decade.

Source: View from the Wing

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