January 02, 2007 08:00 ET

AAA Texas Offers "Free Passport Photo" Day

New Deadline for New Passport Rule

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 2, 2007 --

WHY:    Beginning January 23, 2007, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens,
        traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico,
        Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be
        required to present a valid passport.

WHAT:   To help make it easier for travelers, AAA Texas will offer free
        passport photos in all of its statewide district offices on
        Wednesday, January 10, 2007 from 9 AM to 6 PM.

        Passport applications are also available in the district offices.
        (Please note - New passports must still be processed at an
        authorized passport center such as a U.S. Post Office.)

WHEN:   Wednesday, January 10, 2007   9 AM - 6 PM

WHERE:  AAA Texas District Offices (see list of locations)


        Currently, a set of passport photos costs $7 for AAA members and
        $10 for non-members.

        "The deadline extension is a great opportunity for all travelers
        who did not get passports in 2006 to make sure they have one when
        they are ready to travel," said Mark Bell, general manager of AAA
        Texas. "We encourage them to take advantage of this occasion to
        save money if applying for a passport."

        Under the new requirements, airline passengers from the U.S. and
        Canada traveling to countries in the Western Hemisphere will be
        required to present a valid passport for entry and re-entry in the
        U.S. According to the U.S. State Department, less than 27 percent
        of Americans have a valid passport. This could mean real delays if
        travelers wait until the last minute to get a passport for their
        future travels.

        Note: Each customer is limited to one set of passport photos.
Find the AAA Texas office nearest you:
Office Name                   Address                             Phone

Amarillo                 2607 Wolflin Village                  806.354.8288
Arlington                4634 S Cooper, Suite 176              817.417.5636
Austin-North            13376 Highway 183 North, Suite 108     512.335.5222
Austin-South             4970 Highway 290 West, Suite 310      512.444.4757
Dallas-Central           3001 Knox Street, Suite 102           214.526.7911
Dallas-North             5445 Beltline Road                    214.526.7911
El Paso                   655 Sunland Park Drive               915.778.9521
Fort Worth               5431 S. Hulen Street                  817.370.3000
Garland                  1237 Northwest Highway                972.926.1535
Houston-Champions       13845 Breck Street                     713.284.6450
Houston-Clear Lake      16921 El Camino Real                   713.284.6670
Houston-Copperfield      8508 Highway 6 North                  713.284.6630
Houston-Fort Bend        4729 Highway 6                        713.284.6494
Houston-Galleria Area    3307 Sage Road                        713.284.6335
Houston-Memorial         9311 Katy Freeway #E                  713.834.6489
Houston-Woodlands       27726 I-45 North                       713.834.3200
Katy                    19604 Katy Freeway                     713.284.6300
Lewisville                713 Hebron Parkway, Suite 270        972.316.5660
North Tarrant County     3001 Highway 121, Suite 250           817.858.9383
Plano                    7200 Independence Pkwy, Suite 224     214.526.7911
San Antonio-North       13415 San Pedro Ave.                   210.499.0222
San Antonio-West        11075 I-10 West, Suite 309             210.877.2222
AAA Texas, a member of the American Automobile Association federation of motor clubs, has been serving Texans since 1902. Today, more than a million AAA Texas members benefit by the organization's roadside assistance service, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing, buying and financing, trip planning services, and traffic safety programs. Information about these products and services is available on AAA Texas' web site at

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