Packing a magazine as your ID


Even though the whole No ID/No Fly rule doesn’t actually exist, the TSA seems hell-bent on enforcing it. So when a guy showed up and couldn’t find his out in California the other day things seemed particularly grim for him. Then he remembered that there was a magazine article about him and he had a copy. Apparently showing a copy of that was sufficient to get him on to the plane.

Anyone remember those cool “magazine covers” that you could get made at amusement parks where they’d put your face on a “real” magazine? I wonder if those would work, too. Probably not, but it’d fun to try.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .
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