How do you get home with an expired driver's license?
August 12, 2010 7:15 PM Subscribe
Travel question: what do you do when your ID is expired?
posted by dpx.mfx to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total)
I'm out of state for work travel. Upon arriving yesterday, I discovered that my drivers license expired last month. (I discovered this when Enterprise would not rent me a car).
Everything I see online says I have to have a "valid government issued ID" to fly. I got ON the plane yesterday with no problem. In the state where they issue my license, so presumably in a state where they know how to find the date on the id.
Am I going to be able to get home? I could get home in six hours by car, but I can't rent a car (the Enterprise lady seemed to think I could get some kind of temporary license from the police and get a car from some company that was NOT Enterprise).
I tried calling the airline, they were not helpful with my hypotehtical, and I was not going to tell them who I was in the event that triggers some kind of "don't let her fly" event.
I'm in Missouri, flying out of STL, if that helps. I supposed I should have had my husband overnight my passport, but I was too busy with work to think about it.
Please tell me I can go home!