Flying within UK

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Hi guys Can anyone please clarify whether you need a passport to fly from Glasgow to London as my Mother inlaw is going at the beginning of next year and a friend of hers told her you do but I don't think you do need one for a domestic flight. Thanks
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I'm not exactly sure, but when flying with low-cost airlines you must have some form of photo ID.
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When flying Ryanair its extremley extremley advisable to bring a passport as they have made a habit of telling people who bring some forms of ID that they cannot travel.
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The Ryanair ID policy is very clearly stated in their "small print" when you book the ticket - it includes driving licence with photo, but the top of their list is a passport.
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no, I had the same query when my girlfriend flew to Edinburgh from London a month or two ago....you dont need a passport but some form of ID helps.
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Would one of those photo bus passes issued by the local council be ok as a form of ID as I think thats the only thing she's got that could be used as photo ID?

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Would one of those photo bus passes issued by the local council be ok as a form of ID as I think thats the only thing she's got that could be used as photo ID?
I don't think so. Photo ID I think would include things such as driving licenses, citizenscard, etc.
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Depends who the airline is, Ryanair are much more stringent than say BA. Some airlines will accept something like a pension book for example which might help.
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Anyone else able to offer any advice on my query?
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When I made my return trip from London City back to Liverpool, I didn't show ANY I.D., just quoted my name at the check in, got boarding pass - nobody at Passport Control and off whe went through Security!!!!
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If you mentioned the airline we could help a bit more.
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Fly British Airways. They don't seem to mind a passenger not having ID on domestic services! ;)
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for you maybe Michael. My girlfriend flew BMI to EDI and was asked at both ends for some good ID
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for you maybe Michael. My girlfriend flew BMI to EDI and was asked at both ends for some good ID
Could that be because BA is not bmi....
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Could that be because BA is not bmi....
Good point ;)
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It is purely company policy for the airlines. There is no legal requirement to show ID, and indeed when you pass through security they are not worried about seeing it, illustrating that it is not an issue. The reason that some airlines require ID is to stop people purchasing seats cheaply and then selling them on at a higher cost, or indeed businesses buying cheap tickets on routes they reguallry use and then passing them on to which ever employee needs them. Essentially it is a way of protecting their revenue streams. Hence the airlines that are firmest with this policy are the LCCs etc. You need to check with the airline you book with because this is purely an airline issue. Some will accept a credit card witht he passengers name on, whereas some require photo ID, but usually a driving licence or similar phto ID is acceptable, again check with the airline.
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Thanks guys for your replies i'll let her know but the reason I asked was I know years ago I don't think you needed a passport to fly domestic or could I be wrong?