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easyJet to require photographic identification on domestic flights

Old 10th Nov 2001, 11:02
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From Monday 12 November, easyJet is introducing enhanced security measures at every airport and will require all passengers travelling on easyJet domestic flights to provide photographic identification (eg passport, national identity card or driving licence with photo) when they check in. It is essential that airlines are able to reconcile passengers to bookings, and ensure that the person who booked to go on a flight is the same person who actually travels.

Passengers on French domestic flights - ie between Nice and Geneva - will have to provide either a passport, national identity book, or a French family book.

The documentary requirements for passengers on International flights will remain as before (ie passports or national identity cards supported by any other relevant documentation such as visas).

The introduction of these measures goes over and above what is currently required by law. However, in light of the current security situation and the changing environment in which airlines are operating, easyJet believes that these new procedures are in the interests of passengers and airline staff alike.
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There will be fun and games on Monday as most passengers will not be aware of easyjet’s latest rule.

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Why???

I would imagine that the terrorists on 11/9/01 were in possesion of all the above documents, but as they were not know to the intelligence services then it would not make a blind bit of difference.

If global security is about to be threatened by an organisation capable of putting to together a basic atomic weapon, then I fancy cobbling together some fake ID is well within their means.

Well done Easyjet for the jobsworth of the year award, such a brain dead scheme must have been inspired by the idiots in charge of security at BHX.

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Old 10th Nov 2001, 11:43
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There are aspects of security that Mach Alt Star doesn't seem to understand and I'm not going to discuss details of them here. Loopholes in previous procedures exist and closing them, even the small ones, is a good idea.

Much of what was the norm and acceptable before Sept 11th isn't now. Well done eJ!

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Gypsy - agreed.

There are also commercial ramifications to all this - you don't want someone buying a cheapie ticket and flogging it off to his mate when that person would otherwise have been charged for a more expensive one!
 
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Actually eJ are just stealing a march on some soon-to-be-introduced government ruling requiring that ALL pax produce some form of official documentation w.r.t. to their bonefides - there is also a EU mandated component of compliance to this in that all states will be required comply.

But just don't ask me how I know all this !
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I know of people who have done just what the Guv states above!

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Interesting....
On UK domestic flights as well....
It just happens that in the UK, there is no national identity card, the driving licence does not carry a photo, and I would guess that not everyone has a passport, and EZY are hoping to take passengers from the railways on domestic flights??? Is this just EZY or have these rules come down to all airlines from above???
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More as a point of information really, but this has been a requirement in the USA for a number of years.
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I don't think there are any national rules on this yet but they may be not far away.

Guv - glad you agree. Its not a commercial thing though but security and I'm glad to see it.

I don't think there are many people within the UK that don't have some form of photo ID, and perhaps national ID cards aren't that far away either - and thats a whole new topic!
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And what's the point of it anyway?

Like banning all hand guns in the UK stopped criminals getting hold of them. The only people that inconvenienced was law abiding gun club members.

Like the dangerous dogs act stopped people keeping them, well honest law abiding people anyway.

Even the British government when looking into credit card type social security payment books, with photo, threw it out because it would be too easy for criminals to forge.

The only people that this "evidence" will identify are the likes of us honest types who have nothing to hide.

The only way to prevent Sep 11 happening again is to have security checks at airports done PROPERLY and not as we frequently read in the press and within these forums of poor quality checks being carried out.

I am all for good security, but this latest from ej seems to me to be a case of just being seen to be doing something despite the principle having more holes in it than a Swiss cheese.

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This is going to be fun how about the passengers that went out on a flight before the new security rule came into effect and are now trying to return home but can't board their flight because their photo ID is guess what back home...... OOPS forgot about that one?
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GO required photo id from me last night at STN first time ever.Luckily I had a passport with me .Ordinarily I carry nothing !
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Have to agree with Mach Alt * on this one.

If this has been inforce in the USA for some time then Sept 11th just proves how worthless a security measure it is.

Also is GVA in France, so is it a domestic flight?
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Just for your information the new UK European driving licence does allow for a photograph, but I don't think that it's mandatory (yet).
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GVA is on the Franco-Swiss border and has a french and Swiss exit, hence flights to/from GVA and other points in France can be considered domestic. Also the French have ID cards which are required to be carried at all times.
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Personally I couldnt give a toss if they want some ID from me, its become so common now in the UK I always carry the photocard driving licence with me.
Recently I was travelling through Manchester,(UK BA domestic flight), and I noticed that when we went through the gate and handed over the boarding cards, everyones photo was taken and the ticket details were scanned onto the photograph. Perhaps this procedure will progress to the actual check in procedure.
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BRUpax/kriskross,
If you've changed your driving licence within the past couple of years (lost old / new address etc.) it will be a new photo EU style one. Old non-photo ones remain valid until expiry, at least for the moment, mine's good for another 30 odd years. Can't see myself living in the same house by then mind.
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Unless they have changed their "conditions of carriage" for domestic flights and advised all past and current ticketed passengers of this prior to travel, they cannot insist you have photo id prior to boarding. Let them try and then sue!!!
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Great attitude.
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Security isn't only about one check, it is usually about a combination of checks and procedures. The requirement for a photo ID is just one other, easyJet are quite right to be adding it.
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