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Old 04-02-2008, 22:26
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I'm travelling to Cornwall soon from Stanstead airport, but have left my passport at another address around 100 miles from my current location. The trip to Cornwall isn't for a good few days yet, but I really don't want to travel across the country to fetch it .

Soooooooo, can I travel within the country without a passport?
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Old 04-02-2008, 22:30
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Depends on who you fly with. You don't NEED a passport to fly within the UK, but airlines will demand photo ID before you fly.

A passport is just a convenient (and to them acceptable) way of providing them with it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 22:31
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You probably need some sort of ID to show you are not a terrorist. A driving licence would do, otherwise ring your airline and ask what they accept.
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Old 04-02-2008, 22:33
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I'll find out who we're flying with (My brother booked the tickets). I'm flying with my two brothers.
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Old 04-02-2008, 22:41
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each airline is different ring or try the website, it should state what type of id you need when you buy your tickets, my brothers gf was flying within the UK and needed to have a passport, so it really does depend on the airline!
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Old 04-02-2008, 22:41
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You don't need a passport to travel within the UK because theres no port to pass BUT you will need an acceptable form of photographic I.D and most airlines require this to be in the form of a passport.
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Old 04-02-2008, 22:42
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You will need photo ID or they will not let you fly. A colleague of mine got turned away from a flight from Glasgow to London a couple of years ago.
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Old 04-02-2008, 23:02
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You will need a photo ID that they accept, some types will not be accepted so you really better check
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Old 05-02-2008, 00:17
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The 'low cost' airlines (EasyJet, FlyBe, Ryanair) seem to be the strictest about ID for some reason.
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Old 05-02-2008, 00:20
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The 'low cost' airlines (EasyJet, FlyBe, Ryanair) seem to be the strictest about ID for some reason.
Probably something to do with terrorists.
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Old 05-02-2008, 00:49
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Read your ticket conditions.

Ryanair and Easyjet both need at least photo ID but something is niggling at the back of my mind that since last year they might insist on a passport. I could very easily be wrong but you will certainly need a Photo ID driving license or a Passport.

Don't think any airlines will let you get away with company ID or other such think now.

having said that , with BA Internal I only need my exec club card - not even that if i've already printed my boarding pass.
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Old 05-02-2008, 00:51
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I was going mad - Ryanair PHOTO Id requirments -

All passengers must present valid photo identification to check-in for all flights. The only acceptable forms of photo-ID on Ryanair flights are:

* A valid passport (passport for travel outside the EEA must have six months validity beyond the date of entry).
* A valid National Identity Card issued by the government of a European Economic Area (EEA) country. Only the following countries from the EEA issue National Identity Cards which are acceptable for carriage: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden (for travel within the Schengen area only),or Switzerland.
* A valid driving licence with photo is acceptable photo ID for travel on domestic flights within the UK and domestic flights within the Republic of Ireland.
* For travel on domestic flights with
in Italy only, a valid driving licence with photo issued by the applicable Italian authorities is acceptable photo-id.
* For British and Irish citizens who are travelling on flights to/from the United Kingdom to/from the Republic of Ireland (Common Travel Area), a valid driving licence with photo is acceptable photo ID. Passengers who are citizens of other countries travelling on these routes must present a valid passport (with visa if applicable) or a National Identity Card issued by the government of a European Economic Area (EEA) country.
* In accordance with Article 28(1) of the 1951 UN Convention, a valid UN Refugee Convention Travel Document issued by a Government in place of a valid passport is acceptable.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:54
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If you fly on BA internal flights you be ok
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:23
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The 'low cost' airlines (EasyJet, FlyBe, Ryanair) seem to be the strictest about ID for some reason.
I think it is because the turn around for each flight is so quick it is easier and quicker if everyone has a passport.
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Old 05-02-2008, 13:08
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If you fly on BA internal flights you be ok
Surely you still need photo ID?
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Old 05-02-2008, 13:20
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Surely you still need photo ID?
Its one of the main reasons I always fly BA to Aberdeen or Glasgow because I have no form of photo id. If I book online and use the automatic ticket machines at the airport I dont even have to see any BA personnel until I have to show my boarding card when getting on plane. I only ever carry hand baggage.
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Old 05-02-2008, 13:22
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Its one of the main reasons I always fly BA to Aberdeen or Glasgow because I have no form of photo id. If I book online and use the automatic ticket machines at the airport I dont even have to see any BA personnel until I have to show my boarding card when getting on plane. I only ever carry hand baggage.
Does that worry anyone else
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Old 05-02-2008, 13:26
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I find it bizarre and worrying too Charlie. Didn't the americans have the same issue with their own domestic flights?!!

I've flown from London to Glasgow return, and the BA staff don't ask to see anything - very disturbing indeed!
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Old 05-02-2008, 13:44
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You still have to go thru various security like everyone else. So its not as if you going to be able to carry bomb on board...well hopefully not
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Old 05-02-2008, 18:42
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You still have to go thru various security like everyone else. So its not as if you going to be able to carry bomb on board...well hopefully not
It does however mean a known terrorist can just book a flight in someone elses name.
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Old 05-02-2008, 19:45
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I find it bizarre and worrying too Charlie. Didn't the americans have the same issue with their own domestic flights?!!

I've flown from London to Glasgow return, and the BA staff don't ask to see anything - very disturbing indeed!
But good news for those of us who don't drive or have a passport. I'm off to check it out now.
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Old 04-02-2012, 21:24
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ok i live in the northwest .my nearest airport would be liverpool or manchester,put could go to others like birmingham if i had to . my caurse i want to take my kids on a 1st time ever flight WITHIN THE UK so going from the named airports to whatever best destinatation in the uk for the day or over night which ever is best . can anyone advice me which airline is best for this & how much roughly would it cost for 2 kids & 2 adults sharing?
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Old 04-02-2012, 21:50
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Didn't the previous answers help you?

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showt...233&highlight=
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Old 04-02-2012, 21:57
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i couldn't find that ,thanks
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:06
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The 'low cost' airlines (EasyJet, FlyBe, Ryanair) seem to be the strictest about ID for some reason.
Not really - they accept other forms of ID besides a passport. I never fly on anything other than my driving licence within the UK and Ireland! I wouldn't call that being too strict about ID as it's not hard to get a provisional driving licence...
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