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Re: OT Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof

  • From: Jared Mauch
  • Date: Wed Sep 12 19:48:52 2001

On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 02:54:17PM -0700, 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.

	some airlines allow you to check-in for flights at home
(as well as using these e-machines).  It will be interesting to
see if they are unable to use these machines and services due
to (new) FAA requirements.

	- Jared

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