10.02.2019

Planning to fly a year from now? Better double-check your driver's license.

Planning to fly a year from now? Better double-check your driver's license. Photo by Ted S. Warren/AP

Starting Oct. 1, 2020, when the REAL ID law takes effect, if you plan to fly anywhere in the United States, the driver's license you show to security is probably going to need to have a star at the top. Essentially an enhanced driver's license, it will be required at the airport gate, unless you have another accepted form of ID. And officials are worried that one year out, many people don't yet have one.

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