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TSA To Require Boarding Passes At Security Checkpoints At McCarran International Airport In Las Vegas

Thursday, September 30, 2004
TSA Press Office
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Transportation Security Administration


LAS VEGAS – Beginning on Friday, October 1, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will require passengers to have a boarding pass and a government-issued identification (ID) to go through passenger security checkpoints at Las Vegas' McCarran 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 Las Vegas, and boarding passes will no longer be issued at the gates. Boarding passes may be obtained on most airline websites, at ticket counters, through airport speed check kiosks, or at skycap curbside stations.

"We would like to thank our partners, McCarran International Airport and the airlines, for their support during this transition," said Jim Blair, TSA Federal Security Director at McCarran. "This change will lead to enhancements in both security and customer service for air travelers."