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Re: OT Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof
From: "Steven M. Bellovin" <smb () research att com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 20:58:58 -0400


In message <3B9FE472.521F1146 () kuhtz com>, 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, http://www.research.att.com/~smb
                                  http://www.wilyhacker.com



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