October 1 carries a deadline that will affect all Alaskans who travel by plane. That’s the day that passengers will need a federally-recognized REAL I.D.-compliant form of identification in order to travel on a commercial airline.
Though about nine months away, the deadline causing trouble for a lot of rural Alaska communities, many of which don’t have D.M.V. offices and have to travel to other cities. Another concern is the documentation required to get a REAL I.D.