Can You Fly If You Lost Your Photo ID?
Let's say you were in Nashville over the weekend for the Bills game, and you dropped your wallet in a honkeytonk. Are you going to be allowed to get on a plane back to CNY without photo identification?
According to the TSA, the answer is yes.
"In the event you arrive at the airport without valid identification, because it is lost or at home, you may still be allowed to fly. The TSA officer may ask you to complete an identity verification process which includes collecting information such as your name, current address, and other personal information to confirm your identity. If your identity is confirmed, you will be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint. You will be subject to additional screening, to include a patdown and screening of carry-on property.
You will not be allowed to enter the security checkpoint if your identity cannot be confirmed, you chose to not provide proper identification or you decline to cooperate with the identity verification process.
TSA recommends that you arrive at least two hours in advance of your flight time."