Q – Good Morning – while searching Airline fares I came across your website – it looks like it contains a wealth of information. I’ll be sure to refer to it in the future. I have a question concerning the proper identification for a trip my wife and I are planning this fall from CT to San Antonio.
When I renewed my Connecticut driver’s license in May of this year, I was informed of a new regulation that required me to bring my birth certificate in order to obtain a license that could serve as a proper ID. I was not aware of this. This did not prevent me from renewing my license, complete with photo and all – but because I did not have my birth certificate with me and I didn’t want to return another day (and wait in line for another 1.5 hours) I opted to renew my license that contains the line: ” NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”. Here’s my question. Will the license as it now reads prevent me from boarding a plane? If so, I do have the option of going back to the DMV before my trip to obtain a new license- What is your advice? Thank you for your help.
A – TSA rules are getting stricter by the week. By all means pay another visit to the funsters at the DMV. Since they are explicitly stating that the license you have may not be used as a photo ID, it is essentially worthless in terms of getting you past security. Our recommendation is that you bring some bocce balls with you. We like to organize a game while waiting to hear our number called.