Should You Get a U.S. Passport Card?

You know what documents you need to get on an airplane. For most people in the U.S., you show your driver’s license to the TSA agent at the checkpoint. If you’re taking an international flight, you’ll have your passport with you and might use that instead. The TSA currently allows many different forms of identification to get past the security checkpoint. Here’s the list from tsa.gov:

  • Driver’s licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. Department of Defense ID, including IDs issued to dependents
  • Permanent resident card
  • Border crossing card
  • DHS-designated enhanced driver’s license
  • Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID
  • HSPD-12 PIV card
  • Foreign government-issued passport
  • Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
  • Transportation worker identification credential
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
  • U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential

I’ve seen U.S. passport cards before but never thought they were good for much. When my dad showed me he had gotten one, I thought it was a waste of money since he also got his passport at the same time.

What can you use a U.S. passport card for, anyway?

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How To Get Platinum Status With Sixt Rent A Car Before Ever Renting From Them

When it comes to renting a car, I tend to stick to the large car rental companies. I guess it’s just because I’m comfortable with them. You also don’t want to be halfway through your vacation and have your car break down. More importantly, if it does, you want to be able to find a representative of the company somewhere nearby.

I’ve seen Sixt car rental come up on searches I’ve made with Autoslash when looking for the cheapest car rental in an area. They’ve never been that much cheaper and since I’m usually able to get additional benefits from National, Avis or Hertz because of credit cards I hold, I was willing to pay the extra few dollars for the peace of mind.

Eventually, I had a rental where Sixt came up with the cheapest price. I’m not talking a few dollars cheaper, I’m talking a nice dinner amount cheaper.

I researched what benefits I could get from Sixt Rent A Car.

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