Condé Nast Traveler has posted a new article on what's in store for the U.S. passport.
A longtime bragging right of frequent fliers is about to disappear: The U.S. government announced that effective January 1, travelers will no longer be able to get extra pages added to their passports. The State Department made the news official earlier this week, citing security concerns, but they did present an alternative: a new 52-page passport, twice the size of the standard 28-pager. Travelers can specify whether they'd like the current 28-pager or the supersized version, and both will cost the same —$110—to obtain or renew, minus any expediting charges you might add on. This is the second major passport-related announcement the government has made in the past few weeks—in addition to the government being able to withhold passports from people who owe significant back taxes to the IRS.To read more, go here.