When I flew MAN-GLA on BD (ER4) on the 24th December, I was not asked for any form of I.D. at any point from checking-in for my flight to the departure of the aircraft. What if I was a terrorist? I could have been a new Muslim - and one which was extreme.
In contrast, I was asked twice on U2 (also on the 24th) - once at check-in and another whilst proceeding through the gate. This double procedure is standard for all U2 services.
On the GLA-MAN route yesterday (again with BD), I was asked for my I.D. once (at check-in).
Why does BD irregularly ask its passengers for their I.D.? It seems most odd, especially in today's hot security climate.