Did you know that you will need new license to board a flight beginning October 1, 2020? The REAL ID, a state license that meets federal regulations, will be necessary for all air travel 18 years of age or older.

It is okay if this comes as a shock. According to a survey by the U.S. Travel Association, if the new ID standards were in place right now, “At least 78,5000 air travelers could be turned away at TSA checkpoints on the first day.”

According to the TSA, a state-issued ID must be a REAL ID to fly within the United States. However, TSA will accept other forms of identification noted on their website. Children under 18 do not need identification when traveling with an adult.

The difference between your current state-issued ID and a REAL ID is a gold star in the top right corner (see image). Visit your local Motor Vehicle Department to purchase a new license. If you require additional information, we recommend you contact the TSA at 1-866-289-9673 Federal Relay 711 weekdays from 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

For transportation to/from the airport for professional or personal travel, contact Arrow and book a ride for timely and professional service.