E-tickets Being Phased out from Security Checkpoint

Starting Friday, the Transportation Security Administration expects to see a boarding pass and government-issue identification...


Starting today, the Transportation Security Administration expects to see a boarding pass and government-issue identification (such as a driver's license) for all passengers attempting to pass through security checkpoints in Phoenix at Sky Harbor International Airport. The same news is heard today from Las Vegas, where similar rules have been put in place at McCarran International Airport.

The rules are designed to block the usage of most printed-at-home e-tickets for security reasons, and it assumes that the verification of a traveler with a travel plan will aid in security. But not all e-tickets are blocked. In fact, Southwest ticket holders can still print an e-ticket off the company's website and these will be allowable at security checkpoints in Las Vegas.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas recently implemented a $2 million kiosk-designed check-in area to help make this transition easier.