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Old 04-07-2008, 08:02
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I've a friend who's travelling from Aberdeen to London & she's been told that her DHL photo id is all that is required to travel.

Does anyone know if she's likely to have problems getting on the flight?
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:55
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I've a friend who's travelling from Aberdeen to London & she's been told that her DHL photo id is all that is required to travel.

Does anyone know if she's likely to have problems getting on the flight?
My experience tells me that it will depend very much on the airport. Photo ID will definitely be needed. Her DHL badge might be enough in Aberdeen but I doubt that it will get her through security in London coming back. I would strongly advise her to take her passport or photo driving licence.

FYI Here's the RyanAir policy :RyanAir policy I doubt that the others will be much different as the security is handled by the airport not the airline.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:58
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If its no great inconvenience for them to take their passport, I'd say take it.
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:06
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My Dad once used his train photocard to Ireland and back (into Luton)
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:12
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If its no great inconvenience for them to take their passport, I'd say take it.
I agree.
Whenever I fly, domestic or international I take my passport.
It makes it easier all round.
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:18
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Just need photo ID - valid forms of photo ID include a passport or a UK driving licence.
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Old 04-07-2008, 13:49
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To be on the safe side if your friend can take a passport or drivers license I would because as others have mentioned security is handled by the airport not airline

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Old 04-07-2008, 14:02
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My experience tells me that it will depend very much on the airport. Photo ID will definitely be needed. Her DHL badge might be enough in Aberdeen but I doubt that it will get her through security in London coming back.
there won't be any security/customs/immigration control in london to get through coming off an internal flight
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Old 04-07-2008, 14:10
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there won't be any security in london to get through coming off an internal flight

And on the way back............they will have to go through security just like everyone else flying!
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Old 04-07-2008, 15:24
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Thanks for all your answers. She doesn't have a driving licence or passport unforunately.

DHL said it would be ok so I hope it works out for her.
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Old 04-07-2008, 15:33
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With all due respect, DHL don't run the security at Britain's' airports. In my opinion as a very frequent flyer, both Domestic and International, they will have a problem with security. Be clear here, I don't mean Immigration (as they are staying domestic), but the security checks before being allowed airside. I doubt they would get that far, however, as they won't be allowed to check in without valid photo ID that meets the rules.

The only valid acceptable photo ID is a Passport (International) or Photo driving licence (Domestic ONLY) (or maybe European photo ID card like Germany issue) The list on the RyanAir site in post #2 is ideal - I don't see where it says "A DHL photo ID card"? The valid items are known items, in a fixed format, with dedicated details on that they can tell if fake or not - I could photoshop a DHL ID with my picture on FFS!.
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Old 04-07-2008, 17:12
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I had to get my son a passport to fly to Scotland, however, if we get a boat you don't need anything except your ticket.

Not only that but the last time I went I took two completely different people from those named on the original booking and was only asked about the number of people - never identity.

It seems a bit strange but I'm sure there is a good reason for such a lackadaisical approach to security for ferries.
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Old 04-07-2008, 18:32
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Thanks for all your answers. She doesn't have a driving licence or passport unforunately.

DHL said it would be ok so I hope it works out for her.

Thats nice of them.

Of what I have seen, only passport, photo driving licence is acceptable, even on domestic flights.
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Old 04-07-2008, 18:36
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With all due respect, DHL don't run the security at Britain's' airports. In my opinion as a very frequent flyer, both Domestic and International, they will have a problem with security. Be clear here, I don't mean Immigration (as they are staying domestic), but the security checks before being allowed airside. I doubt they would get that far, however, as they won't be allowed to check in without valid photo ID that meets the rules.

The only valid acceptable photo ID is a Passport (International) or Photo driving licence (Domestic ONLY) (or maybe European photo ID card like Germany issue) The list on the RyanAir site in post #2 is ideal - I don't see where it says "A DHL photo ID card"? The valid items are known items, in a fixed format, with dedicated details on that they can tell if fake or not - I could photoshop a DHL ID with my picture on FFS!.

I rather suspect you're right. I've seen too many episodes of "Airport" etc where people have been turned away because their ID doesn't meet the airports standards.
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Old 04-07-2008, 18:42
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My Dad once used his train photocard to Ireland and back (into Luton)
When was that? When I was looking to go to Ireland last year I was told that I'd need a passport as it'd be a flight to a different country. Bit of a bugger really as I was kind of looking forward to it (well, for the week that the plan was in the pipeline anyway...)
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Old 04-07-2008, 23:27
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From Aberdeen - if it's BA then no photo ID if no bags to be checked in - if you have to check in bags then photo ID is required. Most other airlines require photo ID ie passport or drivers license.
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Old 05-07-2008, 00:27
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And on the way back............they will have to go through security just like everyone else flying!
Yeah? Is there something special about Aberdeen airport?

When I fly Birmingham - Edinburgh and back you just walk off the plane, claim baggage and then walk straight out to the exit of the airports.

Flying back from a few EU countries the last few years (including a couple of times this year), when landing in Birmingham it was the same, except this time you did have to walk past customs of sorts however there is never anyone one there and you don't go through any passport control.
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Old 05-07-2008, 00:42
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Domestic/Republic of Ireland travel

* A valid passport
* An expired passport (can be used on domestic flights for up to two years after expiry)
* Valid photographic EU or Swiss national identity card
* Valid photographic driving licence
* Valid armed forces identity card
* Valid police warrant card/badge
* Valid airport employees security identity pass
* A child on parent’ s passport is an acceptable form of ID
* CitizenCard
* Valid photographic firearm certificate
* Valid Government-issued identity card
* SMART card
* Electoral identity card
* NUS cards photographic (National Union of Students)
* Photographic University/College ID card
* Company ID cards of Nationally recognised companies (photographic)
* Council issued bus pass (Senior Citizens only)
* Pension book (as only acceptable form of non-photographic identification)
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:26
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I've a friend who's travelling from Aberdeen to London & she's been told that her DHL photo id is all that is required to travel.

Does anyone know if she's likely to have problems getting on the flight?
It is another country you know - I have a Scottish passport from when I lived near Edinburgh

Seriously, like the OPs said, a passport or driving licence is fine. We hired a car when going down south so had our licence for that.
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:49
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i wonder how older people manage? I mean not everyone has a driving licence or passport, if they don't drive or go abroad...
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:14
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Yeah? Is there something special about Aberdeen airport?

When I fly Birmingham - Edinburgh and back you just walk off the plane, claim baggage and then walk straight out to the exit of the airports.

Flying back from a few EU countries the last few years (including a couple of times this year), when landing in Birmingham it was the same, except this time you did have to walk past customs of sorts however there is never anyone one there and you don't go through any passport control.

You misunderstand me sir, when they are returning to Aberdeen and they want to go airside from check-in (at whichever London Airport) then they need to go through security - who WILL require valid photo ID (Passport or Photo driving licence depending on International or Domestic as shown on boarding card). Assuming, as I said, that they have been able to check in without it (which I doubt).

I agree that arriving domestic passengers walk straight out of the airport (pretty much) without being subject to any immigration/passport control/security checks, but when returning they have to pass though security to be able to go airside/ board, domestic or not!
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Old 05-07-2008, 17:37
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You misunderstand me sir, when they are returning to Aberdeen and they want to go airside from check-in (at whichever London Airport) then they need to go through security - who WILL require valid photo ID (Passport or Photo driving licence depending on International or Domestic as shown on boarding card). Assuming, as I said, that they have been able to check in without it (which I doubt).

I agree that arriving domestic passengers walk straight out of the airport (pretty much) without being subject to any immigration/passport control/security checks, but when returning they have to pass though security to be able to go airside/ board, domestic or not!
Sorry, yes, I did misunderstand!
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Old 05-07-2008, 17:57
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Domestic/Republic of Ireland travel

* A valid passport
* An expired passport (can be used on domestic flights for up to two years after expiry)
* Valid photographic EU or Swiss national identity card
* Valid photographic driving licence
* Valid armed forces identity card
* Valid police warrant card/badge
* Valid airport employees security identity pass
* A child on parent’ s passport is an acceptable form of ID
* CitizenCard
* Valid photographic firearm certificate
* Valid Government-issued identity card
* SMART card
* Electoral identity card
* NUS cards photographic (National Union of Students)
* Photographic University/College ID card
* Company ID cards of Nationally recognised companies (photographic)
* Council issued bus pass (Senior Citizens only)
* Pension book (as only acceptable form of non-photographic identification)
Hmmm - why don't you need a passport for Eire flights - and, perhaps more importantly, why did the people at the travel agents tell me that I did?
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Old 05-07-2008, 18:06
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Hmmm - why don't you need a passport for Eire flights - and, perhaps more importantly, why did the people at the travel agents tell me that I did?
There's a no passport required agreement between the UK and Ireland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Travel_Area
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Old 23-09-2010, 14:46
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sorry to bump this from so long agoim jsut wondering if any laws have been changed

do u still need a driving license to go from london to aberdeen?

my husband has no license no passport and only his security (sia) id with his picture on it

would that be acceptable does anyone know? you would think so as he had to have police checks to get it but who knows
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