Time to Visit the DMV

Starting October 2020, you’ll need a REAL ID compliant driver’s license to be able to pass the TSA screening and fly. Texas began rolling out the REAL ID in October of 2016, so if you haven’t renewed since then, it’s likely your ID isn’t compliant. How do you know? Check for the gold or black star. If you’re not in Texas, your state may use a different mark to indicate that it’s REAL ID compliant.

Bonus tip: We all dread going to the DMV. The trick is to go before lunch hour, mid-week, and mid-month. You can check Google trends for your specific city to get even more specific recommendations.