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 Travelling, Passport Questions

I just need a refresher.
I booked a trip to Vegas. I will be leaving from Great Falls.
My name on my ID and plane ticket is my married name. My passport is still in my maiden name.
I know there is no issue travelling by land. I will not have to go through customs at the airport. Will there be any times I have to show my passport besides at the border? Or should I get it changed before I travel?
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 19 Apr 2012 12:40 PM
 11 Sep 2007
Jammers
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I've never had an issue. I also take my birth certificate though.
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 19 Apr 2012 1:07 PM
 19 Apr 2008
 Regina, *home* is E-Town!
Tanky
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Just bring birth cert, and marriage certificate (photocopy would probably be good enough) and that way if anyone gives you trouble, you've got it all there.

Easy peasy!
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 19 Apr 2012 2:16 PM
 6 Jan 2010
Spiablie
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If I don't have to go through customs at the airport, though, will they even check my passport again?
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 19 Apr 2012 2:21 PM
 30 Nov 2007
Leofric
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With all the security crap at airports, often your passport is the ID they want to see before you get on the plane (in Canada they will allow a drivers license but not always and if there is an issue a passport is a better choice) I would do as people recommend passport, birth certificate,and marriage certificate - I find being over cautious and over prepared when flying saves one a lot of greif!
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 19 Apr 2012 3:57 PM
 6 Jan 2010
Spiablie
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Maybe I should get a new passport asap.
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 19 Apr 2012 4:28 PM
 28 Feb 2009
 BC
Barkles
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^Spiable, I did exactly what you are doing last Aug. Passport in married name, and my Drivers license and plane ticket in maiden name. I crossed the border and flew from Seattle to Kauai and back. They accepted my Cdn DL as my ID at both airports.

I brought my marriage cert just in case so that I could tie in from my passport to my ticket, but I had zero problems at either airport using just my DL. Obviously that doesn't mean that you won't but I think if you have your DL, passport, and marriage cert you are in pretty good shape.

ETA - I was curious and did some checking. Taadaaaa!!! Cdn DL is officially acceptable.

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/acceptable_documents.shtm

Acceptable IDs include:

U.S. passport
U.S. passport card
DHS "Trusted Traveler" cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
U.S. Military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DOD civilians)
Permanent Resident Card
Border Crossing Card
DHS-designated enhanced driver's license
Drivers Licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
A Native American Tribal Photo ID
An airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
A foreign government-issued passport
Canadian provincial driver's license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

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 19 Apr 2012 4:47 PM
 23 Jul 2008
deebo25
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If you are flying between two cities within the US, you won't need to show them your passport - you only need to show it when you cross the border.

As long as your ticket matches the name on your DL, you're good to go.
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 19 Apr 2012 5:16 PM
 25 Feb 2009
 Ottawa
bridetobe2709
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Now Im confused: I understood that you HAD to have either a passport or Nexus card to enter the US by air. Im really surprised to see the above (have not checked the link yet). Maybe the above forms of ID are for land crossings??

ETA: Just read the above link - now Im really confused. Maybe they've relaxed the previous rules?

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/whti-ivho/air-aerien-eng.html


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 19 Apr 2012 5:54 PM
 25 Feb 2009
 Ottawa
bridetobe2709
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Aaaaah - ok - I didn't know that Great Falls was in the States - there lies my confusion! Clear as mud blush
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 19 Apr 2012 7:15 PM
 25 Apr 2011
 Where the heart is
WishingandHoping
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I've flown domestically within the States and have never been asked for my passport at check in (I've only been asked for it if it was the first leg of a trip connecting into Canada)

We flew from Bellingham, WA to Las Vegas last summer. We showed our drivers at check in and they didn't ask to see anything other than our boardig passes at the gate. They even made an annoucement "you do not need to show us your id when you board" (many Canadians use that airport)
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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