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RE: OT Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof

  • From: Mike Duckett
  • Date: Wed Sep 12 20:57:23 2001

If you're committing suicide, identifying yourself may not be an issue.  One
good thing with strong authentication is that the ones pulling the "strings"
(still alive), may be traceable.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of
> Christian Kuhtz
> Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 6:41 PM
> To: Eliot Lear
> Cc: John Fraizer; [email protected]
> Subject: Re: OT Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof
> 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.