United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Where to stay to visit Glacier National Park
  2. 2 Towing a camper trailer during January
  3. 3 1.5 Days in Boston with 3 little ones
  4. 4 Napili in Maui with toddlers?
  5. 5 Travelling from NYC to Washington Depot
  6. 6 Are you sick from Alaskan tour?
  7. 7 Trip Report May 2016 Trip to the Big Island
  8. 8 Any off site car rental agencies around JFK?
  9. 9 First Trip to New Mexico
  10. 10 JFK TO MANHATTEN
  11. 11 NYC Airport transport (well, Newark)
  12. 12 Trip Report My Avis/kona rental experience
  13. 13 10 Year Anniversary Dinner in NYC
  14. 14 Need advise sightseeing Seattle - Pendleton - Twin Falls - Yellowstone
  15. 15 San Antonio shopping
  16. 16 Which island for R&R?
  17. 17 Montana dude ranch recommendation
  18. 18 blue ridge parkway?
  19. 19 Scenic road trip northeast Pennsylvania to Charlotte
  20. 20 Cross country road trip to the east coast- here we go...
  21. 21 Warning: Recent increase in violent crime in New Orleans' French Quarter
  22. 22 Pls help keep dolphins happy & healthy
  23. 23 San Diego, mission valley
  24. 24 California trip .. some guidance needed
  25. 25 Road Trip/Excursions for a weekend outside of Denver
View next 25 » Back to the top

What happens if you lose your driver's license and need to fly home?

Jump to last reply

On Saturday night I had a nightmare that I lost my driver's license & passport and I needed to fly some somewhere the next day. I woke up in a sweat.

Well guess what...yesterday that nightmare came true. :( I had to get home from DC on US Airways and lost my license at some point Monday night. I spent 1/2 this business trip making phone calls to the airport, car rental counter, hotel housekeeping and a sushi restaurant to see if they found my license. I had my boyfriend fax my passport to the hotel, twice (it never came through well enough to actually see that the photo was of me).

Well, after all of this I decided to go to the airport early to ask them what to do. They gave me a boarding pass and wrote "NO ID" on it in red. Going through security I was brought to a walled-off area where I waited while they very meticulously searched through my bags. Then I was "wanded" and patted down (female security officer...no biggie). The whole thing took maybe 5 minutes. I don't know what I was expecting, but I was VERY grateful to be allowed to fly. (In my nightmare I wasn't!)

Can anyone else share the story of what happened when they were caught at the airport without a photo ID? I wonder if the different airlines handle it differently.

27 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement