Soooo, starting January 1st, 2018 the new REAL ID ACT of 2018 goes into effect and reportedly 9 U.S. States don't meet the minimum security standards of the federal government.

Which means residents in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Missouri, Montana, Washington, Kentucky, Maine, and Minnesota (TEXAS IS NOT ON THE LIST) will now have to provide a passport, Military I.D. or a permanent resident/green card when they want to fly.

So if your family or loved ones don't have the $100 plus to cough up to get one to travel, I would tell them to drive to a state that doesn't have that requirement.


But wait, they would probably spend that $100 in gas driving to the airport and tell them to just buy the damn passport lol...