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Do I Need A Valid ID To Travel Domestic In The USA

Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:22 pm

Sorry but for some weird reason I cant post a new topic on AV forum.


Maybe a stupid question but in Mexico when you board a Domestic or international Flight, they ask everybody to have their ticket and a Valid ID.

If I travel let say ORD to SAN, is a valid ID required or can I go just with my ticket.

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RE: Do I Need A Valid ID To Travel Domestic In The

Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:27 pm

Quoting theredbaron (Thread starter):

You have to have a government issued ID to travel, be it a passport, drivers license, or military ID. There are exceptions to where you can travel without an ID, but your travel day will be a pain in the ass until you get onto the airplane.
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RE: Do I Need A Valid ID To Travel Domestic In The

Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:27 pm

You must have a valid ID, no question about it. Assuming you are a Mexican citizen, your passport will be just fine.
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RE: Do I Need A Valid ID To Travel Domestic In The

Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:33 pm

Thanks I was wondering if I had to carry my Passport all the time, since I tend to lose stuff quite often.

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RE: Do I Need A Valid ID To Travel Domestic In The

Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:36 pm



Quoting theredbaron (Reply 3):
Thanks I was wondering if I had to carry my Passport all the time, since I tend to lose stuff quite often.

Onve you get off the aircraft, you, in theory should not need an ID again until you need to get back on the aircraft.

That having been said, depending on where you go and whether you shop and plan to use a credit card, you may need to produce an ID.

In general, if you are traveling within the US, you do not need a scrap of ID. It does make some things easier.

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RE: Do I Need A Valid ID To Travel Domestic In The

Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:03 pm

Quoting airtran737 (Reply 1):
but your travel day will be a pain in the ass until you get onto the airplane.

Last year a coworker of mine was picked pocketed while at a meeting in Atlanta. He was able to fly back to DTW, but it was a huge pain in the ass. His wife was able to fax the airline copies of his birth certificate and some other ID. He said the people at NW were most helpful, but the TSA was a real pain!
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RE: Do I Need A Valid ID To Travel Domestic In The

Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:10 pm

It's always recommendable to have an ID with you when you travel anywhere, be it when you travel domestically within the US or Europe for example.
 
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RE: Do I Need A Valid ID To Travel Domestic In The

Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:22 pm

You need to have a government issued ID on you always, unless you are younger than 16 and are with your parents. Being a foreign citizen, you need to have your passport on you, at all times. (Well, you don't need to, but you never know when you will need it). As for air travel, even domestic, if you are a foreign national, you will need a passport on all flights at the point of check-in and security. If you go out of security and want to re-enter, you have to have your passport.

If you are a US citizen, then a valid Driver's License or a Valid Government ID is perfectly fine for domestic travel. You can also use your passport for domestic travel.

For bars, credit cards, prescriptions, etc., you need a valid passport since you are not a citizen of the US. Also, a hotel will ask you for ID of some sort, and most likely, it will be your passport since you are not residing in the US.

Many stores and vendors ask for ID when using a Credit Card or a Debit Card, so you will need an ID for that.

I never leave my house without my ID, and I live in the US. I feel naked without it.
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RE: Do I Need A Valid ID To Travel Domestic In The

Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:29 pm

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 7):
You need to have a government issued ID on you always,

I'm going to disagree and maybe it's just semantics. But you do not need to carry an ID. It is advisable. It makes things easier, but there is no law or regulation that requires a person in the US to carry an ID card of any sort.

That being said, I don't leave the house without it.
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RE: Do I Need A Valid ID To Travel Domestic In The

Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:47 pm

I believe the latest TSA thing also states that the name on the reservation/ticket/boarding pass needs to be exactly the same as the ID. For example, if the ID that you will be using says your name is John Doe, your ticket has to say John Doe. If your ID says John W. Doe, your ticket needs to say that. Or if it says John Whatever Doe, it must appear that way on the ticket as well. Make sure they match.
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RE: Do I Need A Valid ID To Travel Domestic In The

Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:29 pm

You do not need an ID to get through security in the United States. It is entirely possible to do so - but you will be guaranteed to get the full hassle that the TSA will throw at you.

It's a bad situation either way - you either show your ID to a non-LEO who really has no business looking at it but gets you through their theatre much quicker and easier, or stand your legal ground and not show it but get the full treatment.
 
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RE: Do I Need A Valid ID To Travel Domestic In The

Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:42 pm

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 9):
I believe the latest TSA thing also states that the name on the reservation/ticket/boarding pass needs to be exactly the same as the ID. For example, if the ID that you will be using says your name is John Doe, your ticket has to say John Doe. If your ID says John W. Doe, your ticket needs to say that. Or if it says John Whatever Doe, it must appear that way on the ticket as well. Make sure they match.

I may be wrong about this, but my understanding is that if I.D. and ticket do not match exactly you won't be denied boarding but you may be subject to secondary screening. For example, if your I.D. contains a middle name but your ticket does not, it is extremely unlikely you would be denied boarding, but there is a good chance you will be subject to additional screening.
 
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RE: Do I Need A Valid ID To Travel Domestic In The

Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:16 pm

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 7):

Many stores and vendors ask for ID when using a Credit Card or a Debit Card, so you will need an ID for that.

Based on the policies of major credit card companies the individual stores/vendors are not permitted to ask for ID. Visa, Mastercard, and Amex (at least in the US) can revoke the vendors authority to accept these forms of payment if found in violation of this term. Same applies to minimum purchase amounts to use a credit card.

In the real world, these are rarely enforced by Visa, MC, or Amex.
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RE: Do I Need A Valid ID To Travel Domestic In The

Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:01 pm

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 2):
You must have a valid ID, no question about it.

Completely WRONG!!!!!

You can travel just fine without any kind of ID at all. I have done it a lot.

Quoting falstaff (Reply 5):
Last year a coworker of mine was picked pocketed while at a meeting in Atlanta. He was able to fly back to DTW, but it was a huge pain in the ass. His wife was able to fax the airline copies of his birth certificate and some other ID. He said the people at NW were most helpful, but the TSA was a real pain!

Again no ID at all is required and if she did this it was to make her happy not anyone at the airline or TSA. A faxed ID would be as good as a piece of paper I wrote my name on.

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 7):
I never leave my house without my ID, and I live in the US. I feel naked without it.

I do completely agree with this! No matter what a credit card and drivers license. I leave an extra Visa card in my car at all times just because you never really know what might happen!

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Point is people you can travel just fine without an ID. My bag was stolen (lost if you ask my wife) and I didn't have an ID for about a month and in that month I was on at least 20 flights. The biggest problem I had was with the airline ticket counters, I had to tell these agents that it was okay for me to travel without the ID and remind them to SSSS my ticket. As long as I could get that point across I was fine. TSA was not a problem at all, in fact in most cases I got through security faster than my wife who was most of the time in the First Class line! When you have no ID they take you out of order in the line and put you through the extra screening (in DEN its just the blower thing) which is most of the time just a pat down. You get your crap and are on your way.
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