Starting Jan. 22, Some U.S. Travelers May Need a Passport to Board Domestic Flights

January 9, 2018 staff 0

Thanks to increased, tighter standards for state-issued ID’s defined by the Real ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005 in the wake of ubiquitous, post-9/11 security frenzy, all adults boarding any federally regulated aircraft — including domestic U.S. flights — must have an “enhanced ID” (Real ID); otherwise, they will be required to present an additional, alternative form of acceptable identification, unless they reside in one of the 26 states granted extensions through Oct. 10, 2018.