Here’s a new one for you, new as in “it’s a new rule since last week” (exact quote from a TSA agent in Detroit this morning). When you show your ID at the security checkpoint you must now take it out of any holder. So, if your Drivers License is in your wallet, even if fully visible and legible, you have to actually remove it. The TSA agent won’t necessarily take it from you to look at it, they won’t scan the magnetic strip on it, they won’t do anything different at all – they’ll look at it just as they did before. They’ll just wait while you take it out and put it back – it’s the new rule I was told (even though there is no update posted about it on the TSA web site). And so, after I put my Drivers License away, I stood for a few minutes and watched lots of people fumble with their wallets.
I feel safer already!