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Re: OT Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof

  • From: Steven M. Bellovin
  • Date: Wed Sep 12 21:23:33 2001

In message <[email protected]>, Christian Kuhtz writes:
>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.
Continental regularly does that at EWR for e-ticket customers.

		--Steve Bellovin,