The clock is ticking: Are you REAL ID ready?

Bradley International Airport is joining the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to help promote an important deadline that is now less than a year away.

On May 7, 2025, U.S. travelers who use their driver’s license as a form of identification to board a domestic flight will need to make sure they have a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or an alternate form of acceptable identification, such as a passport. The REAL ID driver’s license and identification card have a small star in the upper right corner to indicate that individual meets federal regulations that establish minimum security. In addition to boarding a flight, a REAL ID will also be required to enter certain federal facilities.

On May 23, Bradley International Airport, the TSA and DMV held a news conference to promote the upcoming deadline, what it means for travelers, how to apply for a REAL ID and the processing time prior to delivery.

Click HERE to learn more about the REAL ID program location to get one.

Bradley International Airport (BDL) invites you to love the journey at New England's second-largest airport. Recognized nationally by leading travel publications for its ease of travel, Bradley International Airport is ready to welcome you with new nonstops, expanded services, and convenient travel. The award-winning airport is operated by the Connecticut Airport Authority, and its operations are entirely self-funded. The airport contributes nearly $3.6 billion to the regional economy.

*Some nonstop flights may operate only during certain time periods of the year (seasonally). For the latest flight information, please visit the airline's website.