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Hey,

I'm intending to fly down to england in august, but i dont have a passport yet.

Does anyone know if you need one? or if photographic ID will suffice?

i'm planning on calling the airport tomorrow afternoon (if i remember to get the number at work

cheers

Dave

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i flew to london a few weeks back and never got asked to show a thing. only hand luggage, mind.

Depends on the airline in question too - BA for instance have stated that they will never ask for ID on domestic flights as long as they're not required to, but policy differs by airline. Generally speaking, the more expensive the ticket, the less likely they are to demand ID. Contary to people's opinion, the requirement for ID is more to stop tickets being transferred, than out of any 'security' reason.

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Thats what i'd been told, but i'd also been told that it had been changed now and you needed a passport?

have you guys tried it?

You could always phone the airline, they'd be able to give you a definitive answer. Especially as security requirements differ from airline to airline and airport to airport (not all UK airports are BAA).

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The day after the "terrorist" attacks in Glasgow last year, I flew down to London (to get my passport as it happens) and back in the same day I was never asked for ID once. The only spot of bother I had was one security guard showed a particular interest in my mp3 player.

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Ryanair can be arsey & insist on a passport.

Otherwise IIRC, most of the other airlines are OK. Knew one guy who had trouble with Easyjet but that could well have been made worse by his throwing a strop. - Check the website for the current position.

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as far as i know ryanair wont let you use a driving license if you use the online check-in, but its fine if you check in in person.

strange i know but i know someone they refused after checking in online then turning up with driving license.

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I flew with bmi baby last year using an old student card as I.D. As people have said though it depends on each airline but a driving liscence should be ok for most I think.

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as far as i know ryanair wont let you use a driving license if you use the online check-in, but its fine if you check in in person.

strange i know but i know someone they refused after checking in online then turning up with driving license.

Ryanair.com - FAQS : What photo-Id do I need?

They shouldn't have a problem, it's likely the case that if someone at check-in (particularly at airports like Aberdeen) has a problem, then it's because the ground staff aren't Ryanair and don't know what they're talking about.

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