TSA to require boarding passes at security checkpoints in Atlanta

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National Press Release
Thursday, January 8, 2004

WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will require boarding passes and a government-issued identification at the checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, effective Saturday, January 10, 2004.

Passengers in Atlanta are now required to have their boarding pass and a valid photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, in hand as they enter the security checkpoint. E-ticket receipts, itineraries and vouchers will no longer provide access through the checkpoints, 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 most skycap curbside stations. Currently, more than 70% of the nation's 429 commercial airports are participating in this program.

"This change will enhance security and improve customer service for our passengers," said Willie Williams, TSA Federal Security Director, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. "We appreciate the tremendous support and assistance of the airport and airline officials for their continued partnership and their assistance in making this a smooth transition."

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