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    Australian domestic flights

    Hi,

    When is was in Australia this year, i travelled on 2 domestic flights. Once with Qantas and once with Virgin Blue. I remember commenting not once on any flight was i asked for some ID and that i could book under any name.

    Today i was sent this link. Take a look

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4NbDv3leGU

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    The way it should be really.

    you dont need to show a passport when you drive from one side of the country to another, so why should you when you fly?

    Uk is the complete opposite, requiring a passpoert to travel just from Scotland to England, and I guess Manchester to London!

    PS: The Chaser's war was an awesome show... check out the one they did when the bereached the security of a Presidential visit dressed as Osama.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOEWd_M5m44
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    you shouldn't need a passport as such. What you actually need is an approved for of Id that includes a photograph. Whilst this is a bit ridiculous as travelling by Train you don't need to have the same id. Worth noting that nowerdays you often need a photographic form of ID to get into nightclubs etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcshammer_dj View Post
    Worth noting that nowerdays you often need a photographic form of ID to get into nightclubs etc
    Thats to prove your age though not your identity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Thats to prove your age though not your identity...
    Fair point,

    But with all the terrorist activity going on surely it would be food to check all the passengers who they say they are. As a fellow passenger, you wouldn't be happy if a known terrorist is on the flight and simply got on by using a different name.

    It takes seconds per passenger to check ID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Thats to prove your age though not your identity...
    actually it is to prove both age and as a means to know who is in the club in the event of trouble etc. The walkabout chain scan the documents to prove who people are in the event of problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Fair point,

    But with all the terrorist activity going on surely it would be good to check all the passengers who they say they are. As a fellow passenger, you wouldn't be happy if a known terrorist is on the flight and simply got on by using a different name.

    It takes seconds per passenger to check ID.
    They dont let known terrorists into the country in the first place.

    I can see your point though. But I guess until something does happen they wont change anything. You can freely carry on liquids and stuff through security and onto the plane here too no worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcshammer_dj View Post
    actually it is to prove both age and as a means to know who is in the club in the event of trouble etc. The walkabout chain scan the documents to prove who people are in the event of problems
    Even if you just pop in for a quick VB and a Roo Steak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Even if you just pop in for a quick VB and a Roo Steak?
    nah only during the evening when it becomes a night club

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcshammer_dj View Post
    actually it is to prove both age and as a means to know who is in the club in the event of trouble etc. The walkabout chain scan the documents to prove who people are in the event of problems
    No they dont. Maybe some do but our one doesnt. I have never and will never take ID with me to "prove" who i am. I know who i am, and if you dont like it then you dont get my business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    No they dont. Maybe some do but our one doesnt. I have never and will never take ID with me to "prove" who i am. I know who i am, and if you dont like it then you dont get my business.
    Quote from my local paper

    Managers at Walkabout in Portsmouth's Guildhall Walk will ensure at least seven door staff are working at every England game during the tournament.

    Every customer must have their ID scanned and added to a database before being allowed entry to help staff keep tabs on troublemakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcshammer_dj View Post
    Quote from my local paper

    Managers at Walkabout in Portsmouth's Guildhall Walk will ensure at least seven door staff are working at every England game during the tournament.

    Every customer must have their ID scanned and added to a database before being allowed entry to help staff keep tabs on troublemakers
    Thats coz engand fans are noithing but a bunch of hoooligans

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