I got my "real ID" license last year when I renewed, a had to do a fair amount of research on line to figure out exactly what to bring with me. My husband renewed his license a few months before I did, but they didn't explain what he needed to bring, so he couldn't get the "real ID". Starting October 1 of 2020, you'll need the Real ID to get on any airplane flight, even domestic. Neither of us have any plans to fly in the next year, but I'm trying to persuade my husband to go the the trouble to get the new ID, since you never know when you might have to fly somewhere. He hates standing in line, dealing with bureaucracy, even leaving the house, so it's a tough sell.