RichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2909 times:
Jim Harper, the chairman of the Department of Homeland Security's privacy advisory committee, was presented with an interesting challenge by privacy advocate John Gilmore - take the flight home from the meeting without any ID on him.
Noone else at the meeting took up the challenge, so Jim took it upon himself to rise to the challenge - with some interesting results.
He found it was apparently faster - after being asked for ID at the first checkpoint and declining, he was shunted off to a much shorter security line for processing and a couple of questions later he was through the checkpoint.
FlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1987 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2589 times:
I hardly think that it would work at every airport. For example here at JFK we don't even have those explsovie walk-through machines. But all of that for not pulling out your licence is a little more than I am willing to bargain for.
Phelpsie87 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 507 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2562 times:
Its funny, just yesterday I was thinking about what would happen these days if someone forget their ID. I remember a few years ago flying without my ID and all I had to do was spell my first and last name. I thought that was pretty relaxed, in a bad way.
Max999 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2549 times:
Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 3): I hardly think that it would work at every airport. For example here at JFK we don't even have those explsovie walk-through machines. But all of that for not pulling out your licence is a little more than I am willing to bargain for.
I've went through the explosive machines at JFK Terminal 1; so they're there. I think they also have them in Terminal 4.
All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening.
GTinMS From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2409 times:
I had a somewhat similar experience at DFW a few weeks ago. I found out when I had gotten to Enterprise car rental at DFW after a flight from MSY that my license had expired 3 days prior. Why MSY didnt catch it is beyond me. On my DFW-MSY return trip, I told them that I realized my ID had expired and I was taken to the front of the line, through the metal detector of course. They also wrote "no id" on the ticket and highlighted it. The guy on the other side asked if I had been subjected to one of these searches before and I told him I hadnt. He fully explained what was about to happen and asked if I had any undeclared firearms in my carry-on. I got the wand treatment, a slight patdown, and my carry-on was checked with the chemical paper sniff wand thing. He and another agent seemed more interested in why they had written "no id" on a particular section of my ticket instead of another. Took all of 3 minutes, very simple. No hidden room, no cavity search, no interrogation. I was satisfied with how it went.
EDIT: After reading the replys on the link in the original post, I see that race was brought up. I, myself, am brown. I was adopted and have absolutely no idea what my ancestry consists of. Black, white, mixed, Spanish, Indian, middle easter, whatever. Short of Chinaman, I've heard it all Perhaps my lack of any foreign accent and "normal" dress (knit pullover shirt, khaki shorts, Nike shoes, sunglasses) helped. The brown guy behind me was also searched in the same manner, but I'm not sure if he had to take his turban off.