TSA Security rules – Make flying hassle-free

TSA security has many rules to follow before boarding a flight. Know them to make getting through security quick and easy.

If you are a US citizen or resident traveling in the U.S. and your government-issued photo ID is lost or stolen—or worse, if you’re in a foreign country and your passport is lost or stolen— you don’t have to panic when going through TSA security. Your fate won’t be the same as Charlie’s in the Kingston Trio’s song, “The Man Who Never Returned.”

What happens if passengers forget ID or lose it? Can they fly?

When your driver’s license goes missing, immediately file a police report.

A traveler who had been stopped at the TSA checkpoint, without proper identification, was asked about whether or not a police report had been filed about the lost ID. TSA checked with the department and the police faxed a copy of the report. She presented the police report to the TSA agent at the entrance to security. Seeing the report, the TSA agent asked if she had a Costco card. She did. She caught a break, but you can’t depend on every TSA Officer accepting one. The Costco card has its member’s photo embedded in the card. She got through security and flew home.

Most of us don’t have some kind of second photo ID when we travel, but we still can get through TSA security when traveling in the US if our government-issued photo ID has been lost or stolen.

What happens if passenger forget ID was originally published on Travelers United Blog by Ned Levi.

According to TSA,

Adult passengers (18 and over) are required to show a US federal or state-issued photo ID … in order to be allowed to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight.

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