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Quickcheck - bad security?

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aus_flyer

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Is it just me, or is quickcheck really bad for security.

All you need to do is insert your QFF card, credit card or enter the booking reference. Anyone could book under a false name, insert the credit card used, and board the plane.

I am certainly in favour of the visual check against a drivers licence!
 

Dave Noble

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odoherty said:
Is it just me, or is quickcheck really bad for security.

All you need to do is insert your QFF card, credit card or enter the booking reference. Anyone could book under a false name, insert the credit card used, and board the plane.

I am certainly in favour of the visual check against a drivers licence!
Do you show id when you get on a bus or on a train?

There is no check ime against photo id on domestic flights even at normal check in do Quickcheck does not = bad security. FF card does the trick there for example. There is , due to immi requirements, checks of photo id on international services

Dave
 

Sequel

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If you fly virgin, or if you are not a QFF, then they do request photo ID at check-in.

I assumed that QF assumed you were Honest Joe if you show a FF card at check-in, however I used the virgin quick-check recently, entered a number, and got the boarding pass.

Basically using the quick-check, either QF or DJ, saves on fees, or the cost of cancelled tickets, if you need a name change!
 

ksthommo

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Virgins internet check in is even better, you don't even have to show up at the airport if someone else is flying on your ticket (never happens?)
 

Dave Noble

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I'm all for quick check for other people; the more people who use it, the less people who might try and grab my exit row seat :)

Dave
 
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