2016 Traveller’s Alert for Americans Flying Inside the USA

August 2017 TSA Official Update:

  • Starting January 22, 2018, passengers with a driver’s license issued by a state that is still not compliant with the REAL ID Act (and has not been granted an extension) will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel to board their flight.  To check whether your state is compliant or has an extension, click here.  Passengers with driver’s licenses issued by a state that is compliant with REAL ID (or a state that has been issued an extension) will still be able to use their driver’s licenses or identification cards.
  • Starting October 1, 2020, every air traveler will need a REAL ID-compliant license, or another acceptable form of identification, for domestic air travel.”


Sept. 22, 2015  (Original Article) 
Under TSA’s upcoming Phase 4 of the Bush-Cheney 2005 “REAL ID” program, in 2016 some state’s driver’s licenses will no longer qualify Americans to board a domestic US flight. …  Flyers who want guaranteed access to their 2016 domestic flights should use their passports to meet the new TSA requirements.**

For example,  New York State standard drivers licenses do not meet the Bush-Cheney prescribed 2016 Homeland Security standards for approved Federal Identifications.  New Yorkers can pay an additional $30 for a new “enhanced” level NY state drivers license  (officially called an “EDL” for US states ) … or just bring your passport.

Pittsburgh International Airport November 24, 2010.


**Security Sidelights:   TSA security checks have stopped 0 (zero) terrorist attacks since Bush-Cheney created a whole new Fed. Govt. Agency:  Homeland Security  … Meanwhile on the real security front … Over 400 TSA employees have been convicted of crimes involving thefts of passenger’s goods, organized sexually assaulting passengers etc.
=> improved security ?

TSA’s troubling sub-culture of law-breaking is exemplified by a single TSA employee stealing over $800,000 of goods & cash from various passengers’ luggage …   *sigh*

(a very real problem for people like us who’ve had our luggage raided by TSA employees during “secure” baggage handling & “security” inspections …)



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2 Responses to 2016 Traveller’s Alert for Americans Flying Inside the USA

  1. sdibaja says:

    they should cut to the chase and require wrist tattoos

  2. Pingback: US Travel ID Rules Changing for both Passports & Drivers Licenses | Surviving Yucatan

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