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RE: OT Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof
From: "Mike Duckett" <mduckett () bellsouth net>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 19:37:18 -0400


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: owner-nanog () merit edu [mailto:owner-nanog () merit edu]On Behalf Of
Christian Kuhtz
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 6:41 PM
To: Eliot Lear
Cc: John Fraizer; nanog () merit edu
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.



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