By Samantha Brown , Host of “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love”
November 06, 2019
Starting October 1, 2020, if you’re an American age 18 or older and traveling by air within the U.S., you will need a REAL ID. That means a REAL ID-compliant or enhanced driver’s license, U.S. passport or military ID to get through air travel security checkpoints and board your flight.
An estimated 99 million Americans (39%) do not have any form of identification that will be accepted after October 1, 2020. Furthermore, the majority of Americans (57%) are unaware of the deadline. Air travel risks being seriously disrupted if millions of passengers are turned away for not having the necessary documents to fly. Now that’s a bummer.
Do you need one if traveling within the U.S. for business? Yep.
How ‘bout on that fun girls’ weekend in Palm Springs? You bet.
Family beach vacation? Yes, yes, yes!
So if you want to fly to grandma’s house next Thanksgiving, you better get that REAL ID in your mitts. Let’s not let a little thing like an ID keep your family from ruining the holidays the old-fashioned way, with everyone drinking too much and talking politics!