New law says flyers must bring passport, not driver's license, to airport

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New Law Says Flyers Must Bring Passport, Not Drivers 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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