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TSA To Require Boarding Passes At Security Checkpoints At Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Thursday, September 30, 2004
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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PHOENIX – 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 security checkpoints at Phoenix Sky Harbor 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 Sky Harbor, 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 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the airlines, for their support during this transition," said Randy Null, TSA Acting Federal Security Director at Phoenix. "This change will lead to enhancements in both security and customer service for air travelers."

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