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Can EDI check in demand photo ID for a domestic flight?

Old Sep 6, 20, 7:29 am
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Can EDI check in demand photo ID for a domestic flight?

Not for the first time I had some serious attitude during check in today. Wouldn't accept my bag despite showing the boarding pass on the app unless I produced my passport. Fortunately I had it from a previous trip on me.
If I had used self check in there would be no human interaction so what the heck is going on?
*rant over*.
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Old Sep 6, 20, 7:34 am
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IIRC, you have always needed photo ID to check a bag, even on a domestic
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Old Sep 6, 20, 7:38 am
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Hi,

I have been asked for photo id on a BA domestic before ( this from LHR) but my physical BA Exec Club card was accepted instead.

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Old Sep 6, 20, 7:45 am
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At checkin though, they have always been satisfied by a physical Executive Club card.
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Old Sep 6, 20, 7:53 am
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She trotted out the usual health and safety guff which really raised my blood pressure! LHR were perfectly happy with my EC on the app. Also made a point of no priority boarding when she got to the gate. Thanks for the responses so far.
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Old Sep 6, 20, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by ElegantMess View Post
She trotted out the usual health and safety guff which really raised my blood pressure! LHR were perfectly happy with my EC on the app. Also made a point of no priority boarding when she got to the gate. Thanks for the responses so far.
Hi,

Also these days , there is no priorty boarding on short haul ( don't know about long haul). As one of the covid protection measures , BA now boards by rows from back to front ( in groups of 5 to 10 rows) so club europe will board last but if you have status in Y you will board with the rows. Disembarkcation will be from front to back by rows.

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Old Sep 6, 20, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by ElegantMess View Post
Also made a point of no priority boarding when she got to the gate.
Priority/group boarding is currently suspended, with boarding being by group of rows from the rear of the aircraft to the front to minimise passengers walking past other passengers. The only exception is First where priority boarding is offered if boarding is via Door 2L or more than one airbridge.
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Old Sep 6, 20, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Priority/group boarding is currently suspended, with boarding being by group of rows from the rear of the aircraft to the front to minimise passengers walking past other passengers. The only exception is First where priority boarding is offered if boarding is via Door 2L or more than one airbridge.
But it's okay to sit next to a complete stranger for 2 hours ?

Wheres the logic in that !!
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Old Sep 6, 20, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by Butts View Post
Wheres the logic in that !!
There's very little of that, although you could say sitting next to a few passengers is not the same as having a whole aircraft's worth stream past/queue next to you. It's the same metal tube once all's said and done.
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Old Sep 6, 20, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by Butts View Post
But it's okay to sit next to a complete stranger for 2 hours ?

Wheres the logic in that !!
No, it is not "okay." Okay is not to fly commercial right now or to use any form of transport which does not (cannot) employ social distancing.

But, if one must fly, it is less risky to sit next to one stranger than to interact with 100+ people merely because of a minimal convenience associated with status.

It is all about risk tolerance and not absolute safety.
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Old Sep 6, 20, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by ElegantMess View Post
Not for the first time I had some serious attitude during check in today.....
From you or the check-in agent? 😉
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Old Sep 6, 20, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by Gastrocnemius View Post
IIRC, you have always needed photo ID to check a bag, even on a domestic
Yes, this is the relevant rule here.

Without checked bags, it's down to airline policy; I think BA is one of the few still accepting customer profile (ie gold card) in lieu of passport/ID card/driving licence for domestics so most people carry them anyway.
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Old Sep 6, 20, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by ajamieson View Post
Yes, this is the relevant rule here.

Without checked bags, it's down to airline policy; I think BA is one of the few still accepting customer profile (ie gold card) in lieu of passport/ID card/driving licence for domestics so most people carry them anyway.
Does that differ from the rule that someone posted the screenscrape of? The screenscrape doesn't seem like much of a rule when they say "advise". If would be nice to see a definitive rule one way or the other.
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Old Sep 6, 20, 8:48 am
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I must be stupid. I do not see the issue. I always carry photo ID. I would expect to show it on request.
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Old Sep 6, 20, 8:48 am
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The screengrab does not refer to checked baggage, and thus it is correct - you don't need photo ID for a domestic flight on British Airways per airline policy. The reason they "advise" you carry photo ID is because it saves hassle dealing with employees unfamiliar with the policy (especially since BA is, as I said, one of the very few that don't mandate it in the first place). A good example is NQY, where they still insist on photo ID for all BA pax despite being told, more than once, that this is not BA's policy. Life's too short to argue with dimwits wearing lanyards.
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