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Old 18th Jun 2019, 17:55
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EasyJet I/D

When EasyJet state that a current driving licence is required ( Edinburgh to Gatwick flight )for I/D does anyone know if that means a UK driving licence or would a current Australian one suffice.
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 18:01
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Photo ID is required. Never had a problem with a licence from a country I am not travelling to or from.
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 18:03
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Thanks for the quick reply
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 18:54
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You can also use a passport, of course, if that's easier.
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 18:57
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We just realised that we could have used a passport two hours after we had sent it away to get renewed! So much for forward planning!
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 21:19
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There may be limitations on flying with no passport - I was under the impression that one could only use a driving licence as ID if one did not have any checked baggage/suitcases.When I was 'commuting' with EJ between BRS/GLA I did sometimes use my Driving Licence but I rarely had any bags with me.
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 21:41
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Originally Posted by longer ron View Post
There may be limitations on flying with no passport - I was under the impression that one could only use a driving licence as ID if one did not have any checked baggage/suitcases.When I was 'commuting' with EJ between BRS/GLA I did sometimes use my Driving Licence but I rarely had any bags with me.
No mention of any such restrictions here: EasyJet Travel documents and information
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 21:42
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Interesting Dave - I never relied on my driving licence anyway LOL - I always had my passport in a safe pocket
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 08:01
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Thinks... wonder if I should try flying domestic on EJ without my passport; I have an old paper driving licence with no photo. The only photo ID I have for myself is my passport !
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AyrTC It might be worth a quick phone call to easyJet. As you're not crossing a state border (yet) then immigration/Border Force aren't going to be interested in you and so a passport isn't required. However, most airlines want proof of who they are flying, hence a current Driver's licence. So long as it's issued by a govt authority, it should be ok. It should have a photo, address, name and age on it.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 12:03
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Originally Posted by Paul Lupp View Post
Thinks... wonder if I should try flying domestic on EJ without my passport; I have an old paper driving licence with no photo. The only photo ID I have for myself is my passport !
Please report back on the outcome.

From the link in my previous post:

Photographic ID is required on all domestic flights.
Good luck !
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 12:32
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I know someone who used their OAP bus pass!
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 20:00
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Originally Posted by Espada III View Post
I know someone who used their OAP bus pass!
I don't quite qualify for that yet ! Am looking forward to not having to pay for prescription medicines in a few months time though (not that I intend to need very many of them)
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Old 21st Jun 2019, 14:13
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Originally Posted by Paul Lupp View Post
I don't quite qualify for that yet ! Am looking forward to not having to pay for prescription medicines in a few months time though (not that I intend to need very many of them)
There may not be too many of them to use if BoJo gets his way
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Old 22nd Jun 2019, 20:59
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... so if you don't have any photo ID, you cannot fly on a domestic plane with EJ? Any other airlines implement this policy ?
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Old 22nd Jun 2019, 21:25
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It has been many years since one could walk on to a domestic flight armed only with a 'Boarding Card' - it was like getting on a bus.

Unfortunately the world has changed since then and photo ID is a sensible requirement.
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 19:06
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It should have a photo, address, name and age on it.
That counts my passport out, then...
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 20:21
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Originally Posted by Paul Lupp View Post
... so if you don't have any photo ID, you cannot fly on a domestic plane with EJ? Any other airlines implement this policy ?
I looked this up a few years (~5) ago for some reason -
I recall that Ryanair required passports on ALL flights.
BA were the most flexible - credit/bank card ...?

However my memory is proving to be quite unreliable:-)

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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 22:06
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Originally Posted by Innominate View Post
That counts my passport out, then...
The post that you quoted was referring to a driving licence, not a passport.
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 23:00
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I recall that Ryanair required passports on ALL flights.
BA were the most flexible - credit/bank card ...?

I don't see how Ryanair or any airline require passports on all flights as they are not required if the departure and arrival points are in the same country. In the UK that's any airport in England, Scotland, Wales,Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Only photographic ID is required so they can see that the same person that has checked in is getting on the flight. Bank/credit cards wouldn't be any good as they don't have a photo on them.
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