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Passport Or Driver's License At The Airport? What Real ID Act Means For Your Travel Plans
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June 3, 2019 via Newsweek

Do you need a passport or a driver's license to fly at the airport? Pretty soon, your current driver's license may not be enough to get you through security at the airport: As of October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 or older will need a Real ID-compliant driver's license or another accepted form of ID to fly within the United States.

Formulated in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and passed by Congress in 2005, the Real ID Act is aimed at combatting terrorism by increasing the minimum standards for federally recognized identification, such as driver's licenses.

Why do I need a new driver's license?
Congress doesn't actually have the authority to set standards for driver's licenses. But the federal government figured out a workaound by prohibiting federal agencies, like TSA, from accepting licenses that didn't meet its criteria.

For anyone who wants to fly without a passport or other additional ID, that means getting a compliant license by next October.'s ConvergeBlog
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Are We Overlooking One of the Biggest Threats to Business Travelers?

May 31, 2019 via Business Travel News
Every year, the lives of almost 1.3 million people are cut short as a result of road traffic accidents and up to 50 million more are injured or disabled. Although it's easy for travelers to become blase about road safety, the statistics are staggering and show just how dangerous the roads can be.
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What Is a Reward Point Worth? It Depends

May 20, 2019 via New York Times

Still, cashing in on this pseudo-currency is complicated. Depending on what it is spent on, it may have different values. So 24,000 airline miles could buy a $350 airline ticket or a $100 Starbucks gift card.
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Cellphone Searches By Border Patrol Agents Violate Constitution
May 2, 2019 via NPR

The ACLU, along with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, sued the federal government in 2017, alleging that its "warrantless and suspicionless searches" of electronic devices at the U.S. ports of entry violated the First and Fourth amendments. Lawyers now say that, through depositions of border agents, they have learned that the scope of the warrantless searches has expanded far beyond the mere enforcement of immigration and customs laws.
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