Acuant survey reports 60% of Americans have boarded planes without proper ID

Wakefield Research for Acuant has announced findings from a survey of 1,000 Americans, that 3 in 5 (60%) are using unsanctioned IDs to pass through airport security and board flights, the company said.

More than half (51 percent) passed through security using some form of ID that doesn´t include a picture at all.

The top four forms of unsanctioned IDs reported by air travelers are:

-Government-issued, non-photo form of ID, such as a Social Security Card (27 percent)
-Credit card (23 percent)
-Photo of an ID on their phone (18 percent)
-Public document, like a marriage license (13 percent)

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) offers alternative ways to identify travelers without proper identification, which may slow down the security lines and cause delays.

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