PHX TSA Screener: DC is not a State

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  1. Captain Oveur
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    Another gem from the "last line of defense."

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    Seems like all members of the congress traveling domestically just got their flying privileges revoked ;) (unless they all have a passport)
     
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    Just when you thought you'd heard it all…. :eek:
     
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    On another note, some of them are not the brightest, I admit.

    Last month was flying AS back to SEA, conversation went like this when I handed the agent my boarding pass:

    "Oh I haven't seen this airline before"
    "Ya, Alaska Airlines"
    "Ah so you're heading to Alaska...and making a stopover at Seattle. Wow"


    He was nice though :)
     
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    Is the fact that a government worker read the rules too literally really that newsworthy? :rolleyes:

    They all maintain residences in their home states/districts and have the appropriate IDs. You have to be a resident of a state to be elected to Congress from that state.
     
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    Where were you traveling from?
     
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    Well all stupidity aside, DC is actually not a state, but rather a federal district.
     
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    EWR
     
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  9. LarryInNYC

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    DC is, in fact, not state -- but I imagine that does not affect the validity of a DC driver's license as government-issued ID. I wonder if the TSA has materials that say "state issued ID" or "government issued ID"? If the former, the guy was, after all, only doing his job if perhaps in a very literal minded fashion.
     
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    I live in the DC area, and my first time in London, a cabbie asked me if Washington, DC and Washington state were the same thing. :D

    Even though DC isn't actually a state, for most (but not all) purposes, it's treated as such by the federal government (and the state governments, too).
     
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    Tell that to the residents that have no full representation... :)
     
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    Twice in my life, while hitchhiking in Europe, I've been asked if I had hitchhiked all the way from the United States.

    I used to live in London, and Americans would come up to me all the time on the tube and ask for directions to "Lie Kester Square". Of course, I would pretend not to know what they were talking about and eventually say "You don't mean Lester Square, by any chance"?

    I met an English guy once who was taking a tour in Boston (maybe the JFK library) on which the guide announced proudly that Boston was the only New England city not named after a city or town in England. After the tour the guide asked everyone where they were from and he said, loudly, "I'm from a little town 11 miles from Boston, England".
     
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    I had them refuse a temporary license from Hawaii once, because, well, frankly, it looked like a freaking school project. To wit:

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    That's real? Because I thought it was McLovin for a second
     
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    Hence the phrase "most (but not all)."
     
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    I'm jealous of your full head of hair. :D:D
     
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    http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/acceptable-ids
     
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    NEXUS Cards make the heads of TSA screeners spin enough as it is. I can only imagine what would be said if an Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card were to be presented to a screener.
     
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    I believe you. I used my GE card as ID a few times, because I actually liked the picture, and the TSA folks looked at it like it was a foreign ID.
     
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