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TSA to Require Boarding Passes at Security Checkpoints at San Jose Airport

Thursday, August 19, 2004
TSA Press Office
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Transportation Security Administration


SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Beginning on Saturday, August 21, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will require passengers to have a boarding pass and a government-issued identification (ID) to go through the security checkpoints at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

The majority of airports now require boarding passes at the checkpoint. Passengers are also required to have a valid government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, military ID or passport.

E-ticket receipts, itineraries (such as travel agent or airline itineraries) and vouchers will no longer provide access through checkpoints at San Jose, and boarding passes will no longer be issued at the gates. Boarding passes may be obtained on most airline websites, at ticket counters, through airline computer kiosks, or at skycap curbside stations, depending on the airport.

"We would like to thank our partners, the San Jose Airport and the airlines, for their support during this transition," said Ashley "Skip" Williams, TSA Acting Federal Security Director at San Jose. "This change will lead to enhancements in both security and customer service for the airport."

For more information regarding TSA travel, including a list of prohibited items, visit our Travelers and Consumers area.