How to Get Through Airport Security Without an ID
My colleague Peter Greenberg recently wrote an interesting article on how to get through airport security in the US without a government-issued ID. If for some reason you forget your driver’s license or passport, or—worse—lose them or have them stolen, don’t panic: You still should be able to get through security. Always be polite to the officer and tell them what happened. It won’t work every time, but they’ll most likely pull you to the side and ask for another kind of ID, like an insurance card. I’ve heard of people getting through by showing a scanned copy of an ID and even a Facebook page (the latter is crazy). And if the first agent says you’re out of luck, be sure to (politely) ask for a supervisor.
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