WOW!!! EarHustle411 loves to travel but this bit of news is quite disturbing. Why on earth would a passport be needed to fly domestically from a U.S. state like New York, or Minnesota? That makes absolutely no sense at all. Seems like the REAL ID Act that was passed in 2005 is still causing some issues on American grounds.
EarHustle411 and the writing staff doesn’t really know what will be next, so we will be keeping our ears to the streets with this one!!
Read more as reported by Business Insider:
In June, we warned that the REAL ID Act could soon render your government-issued driver’s license useless as a form of ID at the airport.
Under the act, state licenses are required to have all the regular information such as a photo ID, date of birth, signature, etc., as well as be equipped with “machine-readable technology” in the form of a chip.
Since the REAL ID Act passed in 2005, many states have either complied with the new regulations or have asked for an extension to comply.
Arizona, whose compliance was questionable the last time we wrote about the REAL ID Act, is now fully compliant.
But a handful of states and territories still haven’t issued new licenses that meet the federal regulations.
If you’re a resident of Louisiana, Minnesota, American Samoa, New Hampshire, or New York, you might need to begin traveling with your passport in 2016.
Source: Business Insider