Real ID problems could get very, well, real at airports. And Richard Branson named a Virgin Voyages’ first ship today.
Here are the quick scoops:
Airports Might Get (More?) Chaotic
The Airports Council International-North America warns that unless the government postpones the Real ID deadline of October 1, “we’re going to have a real crisis on our hands” and “that thousands of passengers could be denied boarding and left stranded.”
If you can’t get a Real ID-compliant identification card or driver license, you can also use:
- Passport card
- Military ID
- Global Entry card
The Global Entry card option might be difficult for residents of a certain state, though, because —
New Yorkers Are Being Denied Global Entry Applications
We learned a few weeks ago that the DHS indefinitely suspended Global Entry applications and renewals for New York state residents.
The effects have been swift.
Conde Nast Traveler reports “roughly 80,000 New Yorkers who had been conditionally approved for Global Entry or had applications pending will be automatically rejected because of the state’s suspension from the program.”
New York residents currently enrolled in the program, though, are safe — until their memberships expire.
(H/T Larry K.)
Richard Branson Names Virgin Voyages Ship “the Scarlet Lady”
Virgin Voyages’ first ship officially got its name today: Richard Branson dubbed her the Scarlet Lady.
The 2270-passenger ocean liner will carry passengers in April. The Scarlet Lady features “superyacht-inspired cabin design redefines your view of staterooms.” Check out this Rock Star Suite:
Airline Captain Answers Questions About Contagious Diseases
Curious how airlines are trained to handle something like coronavirus? Airline captain John Cox has some answers.
The Leaning Tower of — Dallas?
Move over, Pisa. There’s another famous leaning tower — at least, for a few more days.
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