The State Department enacted a new rule regarding tax debt in 2015 but it didn’t become fully implemented and enforced until earlier this year – JUST in time for the 2018 tax season.
Happy Saturday, y’all! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:
This week Joe wrote about:
- How airlines have tweaked Basic Economy class so they can get even more money from you.
- If credit card concierge services are worth anything.
- The credit card that offers the best cash back categories – if you shop at Costco.
- How to earn extra IHG points for staying at a Kimpton hotel.
- If airlines treat celebrities so horribly, how do you expect them to treat you?
And Sharon wrote about:
- Sea World’s new Paradise Nights dinner & dolphin show at Discovery Cove.
- The fees for passport books & cards are going up in April.
- Gathering mementos – what people collect during their travels.
- America’s most hated travel companies.
- A weekend summer camp for grown up mermaid and merman wannabes (OUR 500th ARTICLE!)
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Heads up, travelers – if you’re planning to get a United States-issued passport book or card, now might be the best time to do it because on April 2, the price is going up.
Showing your driver’s license has been acceptable proof of identification to board a plane for as long as IDs have been required. Up until now, that is. If you’ve traveled recently, you may have noticed a sign at the TSA checkpoint informing you of upcoming changes.
Continue reading “Is Your Driver’s License Valid ID To Get On A Plane? Maybe Not.”
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. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
- 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?