dc9northwest wrote:Hope the OP never flies domestic in Iceland or Greenland (among others). Might have a heart attack when (s)he finds out there's no security!
upperdeckfan wrote:On flights within Schengen space is becoming normal to get on board without any ID check. Security and gate agents only care about getting a green light on the boarding pass readers.
I have boarded w/o ID check on UX, EW, LH, IB, VY, AF and in different airports such as VLC, DUS, FRA, BCN, CDG, MAD, MUC
IMO this is a security gap airlines and aviation authorities should take action against to avoid it. What do you think?
DAL763ER wrote:Why does showing id make you feel safer? I personally hate the US system of having to show a TSA agent ID. Do you show id when you get on a train or a bus? Why is flying any different?
opticalilyushin wrote:From memory it's the same in the far north of Canada and in Alaska to the more remote locations?
opticalilyushin wrote:dc9northwest wrote:Hope the OP never flies domestic in Iceland or Greenland (among others). Might have a heart attack when (s)he finds out there's no security!
From memory it's the same in the far north of Canada and in Alaska to the more remote locations?
upperdeckfan wrote:IMO this is a security gap airlines and aviation authorities should take action against to avoid it. What do you think?
alggag wrote:I was a little surprised that we were required to show identification when we boarded for MAD-BCN on IB a few weeks ago. I had put my passport away then had to dig it out of my bag when gate agent had announced that all passengers would need need to provide identification with their boarding passes.
It makes sense to show a passport when boarding an international flight just so that they can confirm that it made it on the plane with you but I don't really see what it's supposed to accomplish in terms of "security".
777Jet wrote:I can't remember the last time I've had to show any ID on a domestic flight within Australia (except for the domestic tag on flights that depart from International terminals). I even use the non-refundable tickets of people I knew who decide not to travel (males with Western names who I could look like) instead of letting the flights go to waste if the flights suite me. Just print the boarding pass at home, go through security at the terminal and have the boarding pass scanned at the gate. Way to easy IMHO. Dodgy people could easily fly under a fake name here given the lack of ID checks.
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