Can you really fly internationally with just a library card?

Elgy Gillespie was on her way to the airport when she lost her passport. No problem, she thought. Having recently read an article that suggested she could fly with just a library card, she was confident that she could talk her way onboard her international flight. But when a Norwegian Air Shuttle agent unequivocally denied her boarding without a passport, she was stunned by his lack of understanding.

Now she wants the Elliott Advocacy team to intervene. Can we?

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This is what happens when your baby needs a passport, but you didn’t get one

Babies need passports to fly internationally just like their parents. Aly Meyer wishes someone had given her this information before her family showed up at the airport ready for their tropical vacation. That’s when an airline employee broke the news that her baby’s passport card was not valid for international air travel. As a result, instead of flying to Mexico the family headed right back home.

Now Meyer wants the United States Postal Service to reimburse her for this lost vacation. But is that where she should be placing the blame for the fiasco?

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