Mandatory Photo ID for Domestic Air Travel

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  1. Happy Trails

    Happy Trails Established Member

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    I can't find a link to post, but heard on the radio that COAG have decided on mandatory photo ID for domestic flights.
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  2. Pushka

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    It’s just been on the TV news tonight.
     
  3. Comoman

    Comoman Active Member

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    About time really.
     
  4. Mattg

    Mattg Senior Member

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    Here's an extract from an ABC News article on the subject:

    You could soon need photo ID to board domestic flights

    I wonder how this would be implemented? I hope it doesn't mean you will need a boarding pass to proceed through security (and to the lounge).
     
  5. drron

    drron Enthusiast

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    You have needed it on Rex for some time.We certainly had to have it on our Kangaroo Island trip.
     
  6. flyingfan

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    I fear they may take the same view as US authorities, that only flying passengers will be able to access airside (and those lounges), to reduce these ID and security checks (assuming they are part of the same process) and the associated labour and infrastructure to only those actually travelling.
     
  7. Dr Ralph

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    Is there a liquid ban also coming in?
     
  8. Daver6

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    Hopefully they'll do something high tech for frequent travellers that will use facial recognition as a form of ID in order to speed up the process.
     
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  9. Pushka

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    Given there is only 1 security gate in Adelaide for every airline I think the meet and greet process has to go to avoid congestion if this is brought in.
     
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  10. dajop

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    What are the implications for children, infants and those without a form of photo identification?

    Perhaps bite the bullet and introduce a national identity card? The Australia we know and love is starting to change. Not sure if it is for the better.

    Surely, the ability to police fugitives will become dependent on the quality of the fake ID that criminals can procure (of course they won't do that because it is against the law.).
     
  11. Mogul

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    That might be OK for adults but what about kids.
     
  12. Himeno

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    Why are people in government always so stupid?

    ID has nothing at all to do with security.
     
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  13. Pushka

    Pushka Enthusiast

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    Because it looks like they are doing something. That’s all.
     
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  14. levelnine

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    More security theatre.

    What a shame if it means friends and family members will no longer be able to come through security to farewell and welcome people.
     
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  15. Comoman

    Comoman Active Member

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    There’s not many other countries in the world you can still do this.

    The world moves on I guess.
     
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  16. Hvr

    Hvr Senior Member

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    Many years ago when working in the fraud area and the Australia card was mooted the law enforcement authorities said that it takes six months for new identity documentation to be successfully copied to the extent you can't tell the difference from a genuine document.
     
  17. JessicaTam

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    Probably less than that, these days.
     
  18. Denali

    Denali Established Member

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    Every time I check in at the desk Im asked for my license so same old, same old for me.
     
  19. Strategic Aviation

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    If you hand over your FF card at the start of the interaction it's very unlikely you'll be asked for photo ID.
     
  20. Denali

    Denali Established Member

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    Start wearing my WP card around my neck when I approach the desk? :D
     
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