No passport is needed for air travel

The Transportation Security Administration will accept Oklahoma driver’s licenses as valid identification for domestic flights for a few more years even though they do not comply with a federal act calling for states to improve their ID systems.

Aaron R. Rodriguez, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman, said the deadline for compliance is Jan. 22, 2018, although any state could get an extension that would take it through Oct. 1, 2020.

For years, federal authorities have been threatening that if Oklahoma doesn’t eventually come into compliance with the Real ID Act, residents could be forced to show an alternative ID, such as a passport, to get on a domestic flight. State lawmakers refuse to pass a bill to comply with the act, which was pass.