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Can people legally board commercial flights without government-issued identification?

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Federal law does not require government-issued identification to board a commercial flight. A 2013 investigation by a local CBS affiliate (KPIX 5 in San Francisco) found that "passengers can pass through security checkpoints using a broad range of documentation including utility bills, prescriptions, credit cards, and even Costco membership cards."

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