TSA Agent Questions Woman's DC ID Card | NBC4 Washington

TSA Agent Questions Woman's DC ID Card



    (Published Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014)

    A D.C. woman flying home from Arizona recently was questioned as to whether her D.C. driver's license was a valid form of identification.

    Ashley Brandt says she and her boyfriend were on their way home to D.C. at the Phoenix airport when a TSA agent declined to accept her D.C. driver's license as a valid form of identification.

    "I got a little nervous," Brandt said. "I just wasn't sure if the TSA didn't think it was a valid ID or it was because D.C. wasn't a state."

    Brandt said the man asked for her passport, which she did not bring.

    Luckily, the confusion was short-lived and Brandt made it home without any delays.

    A spokesperson for the TSA told News4: 

    "A valid Washington, D.C. driver's license is an acceptable form of identification at all TSA checkpoints."

    Brandt did not file a complaint, but she does hope what happened to her will serve as a lesson.