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UPDATE: U.S. Delays REAL ID Deadline Due to COVID-19 Impact to October 1, 2021

 

UPDATE**

  • The Department of Homeland Security is delaying the Real ID enforcement deadline another 12 months to Oct. 1, 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • All 50 states have an extension, which means passengers can continue to use their current driver’s licenses as usual for domestic travel.

The deadline for compliance with REAL ID requirements, which was set to begin on Oct. 1, has been delayed, President Donald Trump announced on Monday during a coronavirus (COVID-19) news briefing.

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Mobile Passport: A Growing App to Help Beat Long Customs Lines

Have you heard of Mobile Passport yet? Or better yet, have you tried it? This free – yes free – mobile app is quickly becoming utilized at most major airports and saving travelers, and customs agents, tons of time. Continue reading Mobile Passport: A Growing App to Help Beat Long Customs Lines

Here Are the U.S. Airports with the Shortest and Longest Wait Times at Security

For many travelers, TSA security checks are the first true test of whether their travels will be a positive experience or not. Going through these checkpoints can be a stressful and time-consuming process that can also contribute to people missing their flights. Continue reading Here Are the U.S. Airports with the Shortest and Longest Wait Times at Security

Facial Recognition Tech in Airports: What Travelers Need to Know

While using biometric systems like Clear to board flights without queuing might seem like a win for convenience, the technology raises concerns among privacy advocates. Meanwhile, Clear recently boasted that it has gained 1 million subscribers in the past year alone. What eager travelers may not realize is that they are paying $100 annually to open themselves up to considerable privacy and security risks. In the process, they are shaping opinion by normalizing invasive facial recognition habits that government snoops are smacking their lips about. Continue reading Facial Recognition Tech in Airports: What Travelers Need to Know

JetBlue Is Expanding Its Use of Facial Recognition Technology

No passport required on some JetBlue flights.  Having your face scanned to ensure you are who you say you are may sound like something out of a dystopian film or science-fiction movie, but that’s exactly where the future of air travel is heading.
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