A bit worried.....
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Well, we leave for WDW in 4 days! So, I was starting to get everything together the other day and I decided to clean out my wallet. While go through everything I noticed that my driver's license doesn't have my full name, just my last name and first and middle initial! I'm guessing that they did that because my name is long?? I can't believe that I didn't realize this earlier, I just never look at the darn thing.
So, in a panic I called SW and told them my tale of woe. They told me that it won't be a problem for them but it will be for security! Now I'm really freaked out! I found the # to contact TSA, and I spoke to a rep. and he told me that it "shouldn't" be a problem. Needless to say, that didn't make me feel any better. So, I decided that I'm also going to take my birth certificate, marrige certificate, and all my credit cards with me. I hope that will be enough identification! At this point, I don't care if they have to strip search me just as long as they let me on the plane!!!!
Does anyone else have this problem? If so, have you travelled recently and was it an issue at security?
Last April, the TSA agent leaving Orlando gave me a hard time about an "expired" license.... you see, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in it's infinite wisdom, expires your drivers license the day after your birthday instead of the last-day of your birth month, so my license read "Expires 06/04/2007", which is month/day/year. The TSA agent thought it was day/month/year and was claiming it was expired, until I kindly pointed out to her the line above it that said "Issued 05/31/2004" and asked her what the name of the 31st month is.
The TSA agent thought it was day/month/year and was claiming it was expired, until I kindly pointed out to her the line above it that said "Issued 05/31/2004" and asked her what the name of the 31st month is.
This cracked me up.... Excellent question and I can just imagine the look on her face...
I think I only have first, last, middle initial and it's never been a problem. Now I'm second guessing myself and I will have to look but I'm sure it won't be an issue.
I think the OP meant that the license had last name and only first initial, middle initial. First name, middle initial, last name is certainly fine for security. But I would think that having a government document (the lisence) with your picture on it and a name that "matches" up with the ticket should be sufficient.
Then again, it is the government we are dealing with, so....hmmmmm.
I bet you'll be fine. My dad flew 2 years ago with an expired license (he brought the old one, not the new one) We didn't even know until we reached the rental car desk. On the way back the TSA agent noticed it was expired and they just went through his carry on and gave him a pat down.
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in it's infinite wisdom, expires your drivers license the day after your birthday instead of the last-day of your birth month,
Here in Massachusetts, it expires ON your birthday. Hubby's bday is Dec. 1 and we were flying back home on Dec. 2. Thankfully, he'd renewed his license (online) early enough that it arrived before our trip, so it wasn't a problem.
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in it's infinite wisdom, expires your drivers license the day after your birthday instead of the last-day of your birth month.
Here in MA, licenses expire ON your birthday. Hubby's is Dec. 1 and last year we flew home on Dec. 2. But thankfully, he renewed it online early enough that his new license arrived a couple days before we left for our trip.
I think you'll be fine, but I agree with the suggestion of bringing another form of ID with you.
Back when I got married, if you wanted to change your name on your Passport they did it by placing an ammendment on the last page of the passport book (now I think you get a whole new passport). I had like 8 years left on that Passport and out of all of the times I travelled with it, only ONCE did security question that the name on the photo page didn't match my ticket and I had to show them the back. It was actually kind of alarming!