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Re: OT Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof

  • From: Christian Kuhtz
  • Date: Wed Sep 12 19:40:43 2001

Eliot Lear wrote:
> > OK.  You need photo-id to get your boarding pass.  Since I always use
> > e-tickets, the boarding pass is the only "paper" involved.
> Under normal circumstances for flights within the US the FAA seems not
> to require ANY form of ID.  It's many of the *airlines* that require ID,
> supposedly in the name of security, but mainly to keep people from using
> other people's tickets.  Continental does not enforce an ID requirement
> at SFO, for instance.  You stick your credit or frequent flyer card in
> the machine and it spits out your boarding pass, which you then hand to
> the gate agent.

Even if you did require photo ID for the boarding pass.. I can't recall a
flight in last several years where I was asked to present photo ID and
boarding pass when entering the jet way.