BA now requires photo ID for UK Domestic Flights

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James Dent
Last Updated: 15 September 2023

Starting 1 September 2023, there are some new travel rules you need to be aware of if you’re planning to take a flight with British Airways within the UK. To ensure a smooth journey, you’ll need to have valid photographic identification handy at specific points during your trip. It’s crucial to keep this in mind, as not having the correct ID could disrupt your travel plans.

Whilst a passport isn’t mandatory for domestic travel within the UK, you should always carry some form of photographic ID when you’re flying with BA. Here’s a list of acceptable identification options:

  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Driving License (either provisional or full)
  • Valid EU National Identity Card
  • Valid Armed Forces Identity Card
  • Valid Police Warrant Card or Badge

For travellers under 16 years old, you won’t need to provide identification when flying domestically. However, if you’re accompanying a child in this age group, please make sure you have your own photographic ID to confirm your identity.

For unaccompanied children aged 14 and 15, it’s important to note that identification will be required for them when they travel on domestic flights.

Click here for more detailed information regarding British Airways’ UK Domestic Flight Requirements.

We hope this helps you prepare for your upcoming domestic flights with BA. Safe travels!

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