As we hope you read in this article from October, Homeland Security said that as of January 22, 2018, all American citizens age 18+ who used a driver’s license as ID would need one that was Real ID compliant, or live in a state that had gotten an extension while actively pursuing the changeover to Real ID, in order to use it to get through TSA security at U.S. airports. It wasn’t a new decree – they had been working towards this since 2005 and the first deadline had been May, 2008 – but there had been extension after extension for states that were non-compliant. But January 22 was going to be THE final date. In the past few days it was said there were still 9 states that weren’t yet compliant AND still hadn’t filed for extensions, so what was going happen to them as of January 22nd?
And all of a sudden, BOOM – it was the weekend! Here’s a list of what we posted this week.
Joe wrote about:
- Different approaches of credit card spending to earn miles and points.
- Why we forgave the hotel that got almost everything wrong.
- His review of the W Hollywood hotel.
- Real ID and how residents of the states whose driver’s licenses are non-compliant may not be able to board planes with their current driver’s licenses.
- Touring the Key West Cemetery.
Sharon wrote about:
- Experiencing tragedy in a tourist town as as resident and as a visitor.
- Joe’s interview that was published in Forbes.
- What happened when an airline employee tried to give her grief (spoiler: said airline employee decided to pick on the wrong one!)
- Delta Airlines’ new reality TV show about becoming a flight attendant.
- Her and Joe’s visit to Bedrock City, a Flintstones-themed theme park.
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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.
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