Many airlines have special rates for excess baggage for Professional photographers and your APA Professional Media Identification Card is valid proof of your Pro status. Depending upon the amount of travel and gear you take along, your APA ID card can easily save you hundreds of dollars, and many valuable hours of airport check-in time each year. And by presenting it at APA events, you are automatically entitled to the significantly discounted member admission rate (often 50%)
While it is not a press credential, your APA ID is a Professional Media Identification Card, and on the back it reads: Please extend to this cardholder the privileges and rights due to professional media including those allowed under FAA inspection regulations with respect to hand inspection of cameras and film. Benefits pursuant to membership in APA shall also apply.