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Lost ID Air Travel

Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:34 am

Well, I've really done it this time. I just left my wallet in a taxi. So I am without ID. I'm sure I'm not the first person this has happened to. So is it possible to get on a flight without a photo ID?
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RE: Lost ID Air Travel

Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:48 am

Assuming you're in the USA, this may (or may not) help you -

Effective June 21, 2008, adult passengers (18 and over) are required to show a U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID that contains the following: name, date of birth, gender, expiration date and a tamper-resistant feature in order to be allowed to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight.

Passengers who do not or cannot present an acceptable ID will have to provide information to the Transportation Security Officer performing Travel Document Checking duties in order to verify their identity. Passengers who are cleared through this process may be subject to additional screening. Passengers whose identity cannot be verified by TSA may not be allowed to go through the checkpoint or onto an airplane.

Acceptable IDs include:

Acceptable Documents

U.S. passport
U.S. passport card
DHS "Trusted Traveler" cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
U.S. Military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents)
Permanent Resident Card
Border Crossing Card
DHS-designated enhanced driver's license
Drivers Licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) that meets REAL ID benchmarks (All states are currently in compliance)
A Native American Tribal Photo ID
An airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
A foreign government-issued passport
Canadian provincial driver's license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

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RE: Lost ID Air Travel

Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:49 am

You're fine, but you will undergo extra screening.
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RE: Lost ID Air Travel

Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:26 am

Everything of yours will be checked, but they will allow it, as long as you are just going domestically.

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