BA rule change takes effect on Friday

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By Linsey McNeill
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British Airways passengers will need to show photo ID on domestic flights from 1 September.

The new rule applies to all passengers from the age of 16.

Previously the airline only advised domestic passengers to carry photo ID, but it said that from today it will be checking documentation prior to boarding.

In an update to its advice online, BA says: “You do not require a passport to travel within the UK, but you will need to carry one type of photographic ID when travelling with us.”

Examples of acceptable ID include:

  • Valid passport
  • Valid driving licence, either provisional or full
  • Valid EU national identity card
  • Valid armed forces identity card
  • Valid police warrant card or badge

Under 16s don’t need to show identification when travelling on domestic flights, but children aged 14 and 15 years who are flying alone will need to show ID.

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