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Does my 15 year old have to have id to fly

Tjmaga
New Arrival

I was wondering if my teenager is accompanied by an adult with proper identification, do they need id?! 

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Re: Does my 15 year old have to have id to fly

bec102896
Top Contributor
Solution

If flying within the US passengers under 18 years old don't need an ID to travel. If they have a school ID it wouldn't hurt to have it just in case there is a question about age. Back in the day when I was under 18 I just said I'm under 18 they asked me a simple question like what's my age and on I went. 

 

-Blake

Re: Does my 15 year old have to have id to fly

CareforNOLA
Active Member

18 years old is the official age to need a government ID; however, if your 15 y/o is tall or:mature-looking, the agents may question the age,.  If not an emergency flight and you have time, you might consider getting the child one even if not absolutely necessary.

 

https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification