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Domestic flights - what identification is needed?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Stuart Wright, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Stuart Wright

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    Hi folks, I'm flying up to Glasgow for the Scottish show in October. Never done a domestic flight before. What identification will I be asked for? (I don't have a driving license or passport as both have expired and renewing them has been an incredible pain in the arse).
     
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    Check with the airline ! Many require a passport or new style driving licence, even for internal flights.
     
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    I've flown with Ryanair (drining licence was OK) and Easyjet (still wanted a passport). So best check with them.
     
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    hi stu, :hiya:
    im flying to leeds in october,as i dont have passport or drivers licence they said i can use citizen card it will cost £9 here is the link www.citizencard.co.uk :thumbsup:
     
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    Should be easy to renew the passport at the post office. Takes 3 weeks doesn't it ?
     
  6. Stuart Wright

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    Just sent it off. Hopefully they will not think I look significant from the photo in the expired one taken 15 years ago when I had long hear, no glasses and was 6 stones lighter.
    Driving lisence? Nightmare renewing that!!!

    BA Just need something with your name on it so a credit card would do.
     
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    What he said :lesson: . No disrespect to anyone , but each airline has a different minimum requirement . I've never heard of the citizen card being an acceptable form of ID , but then everyone I've sent on a domestic flight "should" have their Passport .
    Hell ,an Airline Pilots ID is enough to let him on to fly the plane , but not enough to let him go as a Pax on a Domestic Flight :rolleyes:

    Enjoy Glasgee

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  8. Stuart Wright

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    How about this? The only airline flying from Birmingham to Glasgow is BA. Total return flight cost £91.
    Lee is flying up from Bournmouth. Ryan air do this, so the total return flight cost is £26. A bit more than quarter of the cost for twice the distance. :mad:
     
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    Stuart, Flybe go there from Brum - http://www3.flybe.com/

    You should be able to get it for less than £50
     
  10. Stuart Wright

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    Thanks for the tip but it actually works out £3 cheaper! :) £88.
     
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    What are the dates? And is East Midlands airport any good?
     
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    You can only book with who does the route you want , no point getting upset :D . £91 rtn with BA , snatch their hands off :thumbsup:

    John
     
  13. Stuart Wright

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    East midlands airport is tricky. Takes longer by train and you have to change. I'd rather not go into specifics about my timetable on a public forum, really.
     
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    My last tip then is try through http://www.opodo.co.uk/

    Quite often the BA flights are about 10-15 cheaper through them.

    Or try www.BMIbaby.com to Edinburgh and get the train to Glasgow. Could be cheaper.
     
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    A small tale so we all feel assured about airport security...

    Earlier in the year I had to fly (at fairly short notice) from East Mids to Jersey using BMI baby. My drivers license is one of the old green ones (no photo), and my passport had expired by a few months, so this made it invalid as a form of photo ID (despite being an official document etc etc).
    They insisted I had to have photo ID, or there was no way I was getting on a plane, but I hade none. I asked whether a Company ID card was okay, and they said as long as it has a photo on, no problem, so.... :devil:

    Out came the digital camera, held by myself at arms length infront of a whiteboard at work. Then, a quick print on the colour laser on some glossy paper, a whizz through the paper trimmer, and voila. Next, a quick word document with company logo & address on, with "Employee No" & "Dept" fields, again, printed on the colour laser, and again, through the paper trimmer. I Then completed the 'blanks' in blue biro, added my signature in black ink pen, put it through the laminator, cut it down with scissors (to nicely round the sharp corners of the laminate, - it's all in the detail!) and there I had, a one of a kind, Employee ID card, which is not bad considering we employ about 500 people!

    Took it to the airport, where it was examined routinely, and accepted without question.

    Does it make you feel much safer, knowing that an official stamped UK Passport, all be it slightly out of unacceptable, where a Heath Robinson bit of paper & plastic is okay?

    Sorry to waffle, but I like to share. :D
     
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    :offtopic: , But people forget that there was nothing wrong with UK Airport security before 9/11 , and all the "extra" security post 9/11 is a knee jerk reaction .

    Does not help stuart get to Glasgow any cheaper tho :D

    John
     
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    Coming from someone who lived there for a few years, I'd say don't carry too much money when in Glasgow anyway.......

    Worth a read :D
     
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    I travel by Easy Jet to football matches in England ,I use a N.Ireland driving license with photo for I.D.
     

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