Airport Travel Guide
What liquids can I bring on an airplane?
What size bottles can I bring on the plane?
What types of ID are valid at the airport?
What do I do If I forget my ID at the airport?
Does my child need an ID at the
These are questions important to take into account when you are traveling. Liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes can be packed into your carryon bag or personal bag as long as they are 3.4 ounces or less. (That is 100 ML for those of you who use the metric system).
* Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel.
* Driver’s licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
* U.S. passport
* U.S. passport card
* DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
* U.S. Department of Defense ID, including IDs issued to dependents
* Permanent resident card
* Border crossing card
* DHS-designated enhanced driver’s license
* Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID
* HSPD-12 PIV card
* Foreign government-issued passport
* Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
* Transportation worker identification credential
* U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
* U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential
TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. Contact the airline for questions regarding specific ID requirements for travelers under 18.
Forgot Your ID?
In the event you arrive at the airport without valid identification, because it is lost or at home, you may still be allowed to fly. The TSA officer may ask you to complete an identity verification process which includes collecting information such as your name, current address, and other personal information to confirm your identity. If your identity is confirmed, you will be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint. You may be subject to additional screening, to include a patdown and screening of carry-on property.
You will not be allowed to enter the security checkpoint if your identity cannot be confirmed, you chose to not provide proper identification or you decline to cooperate with the identity verification process.
TSA recommends that you arrive at least two hours in advance of your flight time.