Question about showing valid ID at the airport
I rarely travel and I'm flying to LA in the morning. My drivers license expired last week and I'm planning on going to the DMV next week.
I don't have a car, so I haven't been in a rush to get it renewed. I just realized I'm going to have an expired license to show at the airport when I pick up my ticket tomorrow. I didn't even think about it until now.
I work for the government and have a govt ID with a photo. Will that be enough? Any airline employees out there that can help me answer my question?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/25/2010|
r1 - even if it's not federal? I work for a county government agency.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/22/2010|
In that case prepare to be strip-searched, finger-raped and put on a no-fly list.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/22/2010|
OP, do you have a valid passport?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/22/2010|
I think you'll be okay - they are checking to see that you are the same person who was issued the ticket. Not sure they are scrutinzing whether or not you've renewed your license.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/22/2010|
r4 - unfortunately, my passport expired in March.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/22/2010|
OP, you might want to consider calling to see if ID needs to be valid.
I did a search and there doesn't seem to be a consensus. It seems that it depends on whether or not the security person is in a good mood that day.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/22/2010|
OP, you will not have any trouble at all. They do not check to see if your drivers license is expired nor if your state issued id is expired (if you are a non-driver)%0D %0D Just hand over your drivers license and don't say anything. They do not scrutinize the date on it.%0D %0D They just care that your photo on your drivers license matches your face.%0D %0D Do not get out your work/govt id.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/22/2010|
I've had my driver's license checked to see if it was expired at the airport (it has a renewal sticker on the back).
The TSA website is pretty clear:
[quote] "Effective June 21, 2008, adult passengers (18 and over) are required to show a U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID that contains the following: name, date of birth, gender, expiration date and a tamper-resistant feature in order to be allowed to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight.
The list of other valid I-Ds is pretty narrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/22/2010|
I called the airlines and found out I can use my government ID. Yay!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/22/2010|
This was my recurring nightmare until I had my passport renewed.
Hope you get through, OP, good luck. If not, get that passport renewed ASAP. It lasts ten years.
p.s. to NYC folks %C3%A2%C2%80%C2%93 go to the Express center for DL renewal at 34th street. It took me 20 minutes on lunch hour.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/22/2010|
They spend one second looking at the photo on your drivers license - never longer than one second - they are looking at the photo, not the expiration date.%0D %0D Even the TSA statement posted by R10 does not say it must not be expired.%0D %0D Do not worry. Just hand it over and they will hand it back in one second.%0D
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/22/2010|
"to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight"
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/22/2010|
Yes, but they say "valid" ID, and yours is expired, so how can it be valid?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/22/2010|
it doesn't say valid in what R10 posted%0D %0D I've used an expired license tons of times - they look at it for less than one second and hand it back.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/22/2010|
Have your mom come with you an vouch for your identity.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/22/2010|
[quote]p.s. to NYC folks " go to the Express center for DL renewal at 34th street. It took me 20 minutes on lunch hour.
We can renew DL subscription in person?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/22/2010|
R17, I'll excuse your misspelling if only because that made me smile.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/22/2010|
You're Driver's License, R18, you know what the thread is about. Unless you're making the same kind of joke you probably make about Defensive Linemen on the Down Low.
Another wit formed in the Datalounge matrix.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/22/2010|
You will be fine, OP. I flew with an expired state ID (it expired a couple of days before I flew) and I was fine. I also lost my wallet once (in 2008) and flew with a college ID from 2002 and my social security card.
They MIGHT perform an extra search, but I doubt it.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/22/2010|
You can fly within the US with a recently expired passport as well, or at least, you used to be able to - I've had to do that.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/22/2010|
Expired driver's license. Check.
Expired passport. Check.
County government employee. Check.
And you wonder.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/22/2010|
"You're Driver's License,"
Rhymes with "low tier".
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/22/2010|
[quote] I think you'll be okay - they are checking to see that you are the same person who was issued the ticket. Not sure they are scrutinzing whether or not you've renewed your license.
I was behind an elderly couple at the Newark airport back in April. The man's DL had expired and the older, gruff TSA agent gave him a hard time but eventually let him through. But this agent was busting everyone's balls over one thing or another.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/22/2010|
I've flown domestic with an expired license. The TSA, who quickly noticed the fact that it was expired BTW, told me that it wasn't really a problem within a year of expiration. After that I could be denied.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/22/2010|
He can't hear you, R27. He's now the newest resident in GITMO.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/25/2010|
I used my expired drivers license and my government ID and it was no problem at all. I'm relieved it worked out and I had a good trip.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/25/2010|