New law says flyers must bring passport, not driver's license, to airport
Traveling in the U.S. is about to get tougher thanks to the Real ID Act -- which Congress passed in 2005 as a counterterrorism measure. People in New York, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Louisiana and American Samoa can no longer show their driver's licenses at airports.
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Apparently, a license doesn't "provide enough verification."
So, if you don't have a passport, you may want to consider applying for one -- because starting in 2016, you may very well need it.
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