Transport experts say there’s a lot of pressure on airlines to ensure that travellers can be trusted.
Key points:Amtrak, Emirates, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan have strict ID requirements but many other carriers offer a wide range of traveller informationAmtrak says its system is in place for passengers travelling between the US and Europe, and for those travelling between Australia and the USThe Australian Government says it’s working to make sure passengers are protected, but there’s still a lot to learn about the processThe airline industry is trying to change the way passengers are treated and how the public is treated.
As we travel and as we communicate with our friends and family around the world, we want to know that our personal information is safe and secure.
Amtrak’s “guest check” process for passengers is one of the most common, with travellers asked to provide a passport-sized photo ID and passport-size photograph when boarding their flights.
The system is set to become mandatory in 2018.
Amateur travel agents are also required to take passengers’ photographs, which are then scanned into the airline’s electronic systems.
Amsterdam-based travel agent The Travel Agency has developed its own system, with the aim of increasing security at airports and other transport hubs.
Its chief executive, Theo van der Werf, says passengers should not expect the same level of security as passengers travelling to other countries.
“You can travel to many places in Europe, Australia and Japan without any issue,” he told RN Breakfast.
“Amtrak does require passengers to present a passport sized photo ID, but we’ve developed a system that makes that as simple as possible.”
A common theme in passenger interviews with travel agencies is that the passenger should be able to tell the company exactly where he or she is and what his or her luggage is for.
Travel agencies, however, are not happy with the requirement for passengers to show proof of identity.
“It’s a common issue that people are having with passengers, and it’s a problem that we’re dealing with,” The Travel Agents chief executive said.
“We know that people who travel internationally are not always in a position to verify their identity.
They don’t have passports or they don’t even know they don, so we can’t offer a solution.”
I do think that people will find it difficult to be able get their identity checked at the border if it’s not a valid photo ID.
It will be hard for the passengers to trust us with their identity.
“The problem with passengers’ IDThe system requires a passport size photograph.
It is difficult to find the right photo in many countries and the passport size varies between countries.
It’s also a lot harder to check a passport.
The Travel Agency says it has worked to make identification as simple and secure as possible.”
Passport size is often the first thing passengers are asked to show at border control when arriving in the country, as it can be harder to prove your identity if you don the right passport size.”
Passport-sized photographs are taken by our staff, and they’re processed and scanned into our systems.”
Passport size is often the first thing passengers are asked to show at border control when arriving in the country, as it can be harder to prove your identity if you don the right passport size.
Travel agents also recommend that travellers provide a copy of their passport and the photo ID number, which they say should be included in their itinerary and in the confirmation email.
Mr van der Woerf says the system should be used by all passengers regardless of their travel experience, but he acknowledges that it might be harder for travellers who don’t know what they are doing.
“There is a certain amount of inconvenience for people when they don the same passport size photo that they used in their passport,” he said.
It’s not just a security issueThe Australian government is working to reduce the level of personal information travellers are forced to provide.
It introduced the Traveller Protection Bill last year to ensure travellers are not forced to reveal sensitive personal details, but a review into the legislation found the law does not go far enough.
“As well as addressing the concerns of travellers, it will also improve the safety of travellers by reducing the level and types of personal data required to enter Australia,” the government said in a statement.
“Travellers are now able to access their personal information through a secure system where it is secure and stored in a secure location.”
The Government says the review found the legislation does not fully address the needs of the Australian community.
“The Government has received numerous complaints from the public about the security and privacy of travellers’ personal information, including the requirement that they provide the same personal information that is requested,” the statement said.
The review also found that there is not sufficient guidance for airlines about how travellers can access their own personal information.
“While the Government is currently working on a new travel information policy, this will need to be improved in the near future to ensure Australians are not