TWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3128 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 41266 times:
A friend of mine lost her wallet, with her drivers license in it obviously, and shes got a flight tomorrow on Southwest from DEN to MDW. How does one go about getting on a plane without an ID. I am guessing this is a frequent occurance. The Southwest agent (at 1800IFLYSWA) told her that a faxed copy of a birth certificate should work. Is this true or is she going to have some problems at the TSA tomorrow? The ID is from Illinois by the way, so she cannot get one re-issued in Colorado. Any thoughts? Thanks guys.
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FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 41256 times:
Chances are she won't make it pass TSA without some form of acceptable pictured ID. A driver license or a valid passport are required. Also, a ID issued by the DMV for those who do not drive is acceptable too. She may not make her flight in time tomorrow, but she'll make home eventually. Good luck & regards.
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TinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 41204 times:
Not good. I doubt TSA will let her through w/out an ID. You might wanna call WN again just to speak to a different person coz I know they won't let my girlfriend through when she lost her ID a while ago. She had to drive from LA to Sacramento instead.
Mcmahonsmr From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 41073 times:
Not this will be of any help, since she probably lost everything, here's the official policy:
If you have a paper ticket for a domestic flight, passengers age 18 and over must present one form of photo identification issued by a local state or federal government agency (e.g.: passport/drivers license/military ID), or two forms of non-photo identification, one of which must have been issued by a state or federal agency (e.g.: U.S. social security card). For an international flight, you will need to present a valid passport, visa, or any other required documentation. Passengers without proper ID may be denied boarding.
For e-tickets, you will need to show your photo identification and e-ticket receipt to receive your boarding pass.
There are four ways to obtain a boarding pass:
Go to your airline's ticket counter at the airport
Use curbside check-in
Use your airline's self-service ticket kiosk in the airport lobby
Print the boarding pass from your airline's website
Note: Persons with parental, official, medical business or similar reasons may be able to access the checkpoint, but should check with their airline for required documentation.
HPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4058 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 41059 times:
It's possible without picture ID, but if you lose your whole wallet, I think you're in trouble. My girlfriend did however say it was quite the runaround, she had to show them basically everything she had to get them to allow her past security.
Tismfu From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 40979 times:
A year or so ago I lost my driver's license while out of town and didn't realize it until I was checking in at the airport and pulled out my wallet to show some ID. The agent was very nice about it and suggested I scour my bag and the pants I was wearing the night before. No such luck, it wasn't there, but I had no problem flying. I just got the special SSSS treatment at security where all of my belongings were searched.
My ID showed up months later in the mail thanks to some unidentified kind soul... maybe it fell into a gutter or something? Stupid me...
YYZYYT From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 955 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 40796 times:
Quoting JayDavis (Reply 4): lost my drivers license and I still was able to fly on Continental Airlines last year from IAH to DFW.
I did have other forms of ID available, but more or less, not government issued. I also showed them all of my credit cards, etc......
It is tough, but can be done.
Quoting HPRamper (Reply 7): It's possible without picture ID, but if you lose your whole wallet, I think you're in trouble. My girlfriend did however say it was quite the runaround, she had to show them basically everything she had to get them to allow her past security
It is possible - did it here in Canada once when I left my wallet in my office... My technique, in a nutshell? I begged.
The lead agent not only checked me in on the basis of a telephone bill in my name (which happened to be in the car), but she put a note on file that I did not have my i.d. so I was not even ASKED for i.d. checking in for my return flight.
Here is a question: does the TSA check i.d. at the security point in the US? Here airlines check i.d. before issuing a boarding pass and before permitting you on board, but you only show the boarding pass at security.
JayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 40708 times:
Well now due to 9/11, you are required to show your ID to someone, not necessarily a TSA employee, as you enter the line for TSA screening.
What is rather ironic about this is, many times, the person you are showing your ID to is of Middle Eastern descent........and I'm sorry, but with all the
racial profiling going on these days, I just find that sort of funny, in a sick sort of way.............
Then you just go through the screening process and you don't show your ID again............
Tod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1725 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 40667 times:
I always have digital copies of my passport and other I.D. stored with people I can contact anytime and also keep the .pdf files on my memory stick that usually lives in my briefcase. Not quite like having the real thing, but I've been told that in a pinch it is much better than nothing, especially if you are standing at the USA embassy begging to get a passport replaced.
Superhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 40643 times:
Quoting Mcmahonsmr (Reply 6): passengers age 18 and over must present one form of photo identification issued by a local state or federal government agency (e.g.: passport/drivers license/military ID), or two forms of non-photo identification, one of which must have been issued by a state or federal agency (e.g.: U.S. social security card).
TWA902fly, is your friend under 18? If not, can she pretend to be one?
How does it work for under 18s? Do they just say they are under 18 ...or do they have to proof their birthday?
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 40611 times:
Ala passport? If you don't have one you can always go to the nearest government office and apply for one. I've always had one as my family travels but I want to say that after you apply you will recieve a recpt for your applacation with a black and white of your photo along with all of your proper ID information.
Visityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 40552 times:
Just google for the result of the recent 9th Circuit Court decision in the Gilmore lawsuit: The one ray of light from the court was its confirmation that the secret law "requires that airline passengers either present identification or be subjected to a more extensive search". This would be a surprise to anyone who reads a TSA checkpoint sign or TSA's own website, all of which claim that ID is "required". It is now clear that air passengers are NOT required to present identification; instead, they can opt to be searched, as a "selectee"..
Print it out, and leave enough time to be "extensively searched". You can also expect ignorance and an attitude from everyone about it. It might be best to call for WN's Ground Security Coordinator (GSC) from the outset.
The TSA screeners need to see your boarding pass, they do NOT need to see your ID (despite what they say/think).
BigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2365 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 40520 times:
I had my wallet stolen at EWR last year, and was told that I would not be allowed through security without some form of ID.
I had to go home and because of the rules of the auction site I bought the ticket from, I couldn't even change the ticket to an alternate date. What sucks is that I got my wallet back 4 hours after the flight left, with everything in it except $100 in cash.
Goodmanr From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 40463 times:
Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 1): Chances are she won't make it pass TSA without some form of acceptable pictured ID. A driver license or a valid passport are required. Also, a ID issued by the DMV for those who do not drive is acceptable too. She may not make her flight in time tomorrow, but she'll make home eventually. Good luck & regards.
Not true, I lost my wallet in LA while on a big round of travel, I had no other ID, not even business cards. I flew LAX-IAD, IAD-MSP and MSP-LGA all without any id. I was subjected to additional screening, but really had no problem.
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: Did she file a Police report on her stolen wallet? Perhaps if she did file one, the police there could verify her ID by checking the driver's license
: Agreed. It happened to me. TSA, other than D. L. or passport, did let me on. I had lots of other I D including photo. The super was called over and a
: At CVG, TSA would not let me pass because my driver's license had expired a week prior. I even presented my pilots license, which is government issued
: I keep a copy of my passport, Drivers License, Mil. ID and birth certificate on my Ipod, just in case
: ID is not actually required by the TSA if you are willing to submit yourself to extensive secondary screening. It may be required by the airline to is
: Wow, I never thought of doing that. I am sure they would still want to process you as SSSS but at least they would have a little less of that "sure y
: Hiding in the gear well is popular in some parts of the world. Sorry, I couldn't resist. Come to think of it, there hasn't been a thread about that i
: In FLL we allow customers to travel without proper ID, however when this is the case they are automatically made a selectee to be processed through th
: I've got an acquintance who says she never flies without ID. She tells the airline in advance and they just put it in the computer. Curiously sometim
: Last year I was flying FLL-SAN on WN. We had already printed out boarding passes off southwest.com. Got to the airport, and pulled out my wallet, no D
: happened to a friend of mine and they let her through, she just had to undergo extra screening
: Yeah, a trick that never fails That's what I mean
: well guys thanks for your help ill forward this info to her, flight is at 8pm tonight (WN DEN-MDW). Seriously, this website is a faster source of info
: Even my 5 months old daughter has two passports . One Swedish and one US.
: I didn't know that when flying domestic in the US you need id... When I fly domestic within the Netherlands or Ireland or what so ever, i don't need a
: Why not go to the Department of Motor Vehicals (DMV) tell them you lost your licience and they will issue a replacement for a nominal fee. My daughter
: Your ID gets checked at the security checkpoint always here in the States. If you get your boarding pass from an agent they check your ID which I wou
: Maybe she can use the passport as an ID !
: After 9/11, everything changed... I don't know if the requirement existed before then. If so, it was mostly to check that you were the one on the tic
: Her license is an Illinois one. She in Colorado... '902
: At least, I always take a lunch. Sorry, missed that part.
: No, it's because it is being run by very large idiots . ID has nothing (that's NOTHING) to do with security, but the vast majority of the American pu
: Last summer my wife accidently checked in her driver's license when we were flying home from PIT. She had to get a boarding pass that was marked SSSS