From tighter TSA rules to crappier travel rewards, you can expect some big changes in air travel this year. Whether you’re a frequent traveler or a vacationer, you’ll want to be aware of the changes before you get to the airport.
Security Measures Will Be Beefing Up
As of this year, some state driver’s licenses might not fly as ID for domestic flights anymore. Don’t panic, though. A lot has to happen for this to take effect. Plus, you’ll get fair warning.
Years ago, the government passed the Real ID Act, which set some stricter rules for applying for and issuing driver’s licenses, and 28 states have yet to comply fully with the law. The reasons why get complicated. Some states are concerned about privacy issues, others about cost to the taxpayer, but the bottom line is if they don’t fall in line, the Department of Homeland Security can reject licenses from those states as acceptable ID for domestic flights (obviously you already need a passport for international flights). They’ve granted extensions for most of these states, but five are on the chopping block, so to speak:
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