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AskTSA: What To Expect When Verifying Your ID During Airport Screening

AskTSA: What To Expect When Verifying Your ID During Airport Screening

AskTSA: What To Expect When Verifying Your ID During Airport Screening

In the event you arrive at the airport without any identification, whether lost or at home, or due to a recent name change, you may still be allowed to fly. Additional screening will include a pat-down and bag search. Screening protocols may vary based on technology available at the checkpoint, and intelligence-driven factors.