SOURCE: Automobile Club of Southern California

March 12, 2007 12:45 ET

Media Advisory: Auto Club Offers "Free Passport Photo" Day

Club Makes It Easy to Comply With New Passport Rule in Time for Summer Travel; Event Is Part of Member Appreciation Days Celebrating 50 Millionth AAA Member

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 12, 2007 --

WHY:    Americans traveling to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, South America,
        Central America and the Caribbean by air will need a passport
        for the first time this summer. Because this new requirement has
        created increased demand, passport processing is delayed and a new
        passport can take up to 10 weeks to arrive.

WHAT:   To help make it easier for travelers, the Auto Club will offer free
        passport photos for members in all of its offices throughout
        Southern California. Passport applications are also available in
        The offices, but the Auto Club does not process them. Each member
        is limited to one set of passport photos.

WHEN:   Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:  All Auto Club offices in Southern California. Media in the
        Los Angeles area should go to the Burbank, 1111 W. Alameda,
        or Glendale, 1233 E. Broadway,  offices.

Note:   Travel agents and members will be available for interviews. The
        event is part of the Auto Club's Member Appreciation Days. Members
        visiting offices will also be able to participate in sweepstakes
        for vacation packages.
About the Auto Club: The Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest member of the AAA federation of motor clubs, has been serving Southern California since 1900. Today, the Auto Club's members benefit by roadside assistance, insurance products and services, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing and buying programs, automotive testing and analysis, trip planning services and highway and transportation safety programs. Information about these products and services is available on the Auto Club's Web site at www.AAA.com.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Carol Thorp/Jeff Spring
    (714) 885-2333