There is no question that traveling can be more of a task than originally imagined.

Something that was created to be more convinient for people is more often a chore, especially with a family.

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Flying is something that is very stressful sometimes and three letter that everyone knows, is the likely culprit.


Do you have a TSA horror story?

Long lines, bags being opened for what feels like no reason at all, and rules and laws that your probably didn't know being enforced.


Hopefully, Alabamians won't get caught up trying to fly and end up with a horror story becuase they overlooked a new rule that's soon to be established.

In 2023, Alabamians will need a specific ID in order to fly on a commercial plane, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

The ALEA's website states that beginning May 3, 2023, all domestic flights will require flyers to hold a STAR ID or possess a  valid passport.

What Is a STAR ID?

According to the ALEA, a STAR ID is part of a nationwide effort to improve the integrity and security of state-issued driver licenses and identification cards, which, in turn, will help fight terrorism and reduce fraud.

STAR is an acronym which means “Secure, Trusted, And Reliable.”

Why Was the STAR ID Created?

Beleive it or not, the roots of the STAR ID revolves around terrorism attacks.

According to the ALEA, the ID is in response to acts of terrorism committed against the United States, and in an effort to ensure the safety of citizens congress modified federal laws and procedures involving ID's.

If you'd like to know more about STAR ID's and how they will affect travel for Alabamians, visit the ALEA by clicking here.

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