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Are minors (under 18) required to have photo identification when traveling in the U.S?

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@Flimzy he did tag it air-travel :) I'll update the title tho. –  Mark Mayo Jul 11 '13 at 12:22
    
@MarkMayo: That might include catipulting.... :P –  Flimzy Jul 12 '13 at 1:42
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The TSA's page on Identification for flights states:

Adult passengers (18 and over) are required to show a U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID in order to be allowed to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight.

So that would imply that minors don't have to have ID.

However, to further confirm this, I'll quote from an airline - JetBlue's page:

For children:

Children

Children under the age of 18 and traveling on a domestic flight do not need to show identification or documentation unless they are under 14 days old (physician’s letter required) or are traveling as a lap child (proof of age may be required).

and since you didn't specify if they were travelling with an adult:

Unaccompanied Minors

Unaccompanied minors must check in at the ticket counter. An unaccompanied minor does not need photo ID. However, the adult dropping them off and picking them up will need photo ID. This adult must be named in the reservation.

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