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FlyBoy0112
04-21-2018, 09:49 AM
I have a question. I arrived in Atlanta at a baggage claim to see a lady getting harassed about showing her license to pick up her bag. Well then they moved onto me and me just being dumb decided I didn't want to show my ID. Innocent until proven guilty. Not the other way around. So I didn't. Then a whole squad of tsa came up to me and said legally I had to show my ID and that they could call the cops if I didn't. I found no rules about this and I highly doubt that it's true. Does anyone know if there is any specific law on this or regulation? I don't mean to be a dick but you guys know how some of the tsa people are.


Han Solo
04-21-2018, 09:53 AM
Do you look homeless? :P

ATL has a major problem with homeless people taking up residence at the airport, and the city police have been instructed to take no action against them. No idea what rules and regulations exist, but I like the idea of somebody checking my baggage claim tag against my luggage so there isn't either an inadvertent swap or something more sinister at play.

freezingflyboy
04-21-2018, 10:26 AM
As I recall from previous scenarios, once on the airport property you can be required to produce ID regardless of if you are inside or outside security. I believe its called the Border Exception or something to that effect. Look around as you drive into the airport, there us usually a sign that says beyond this point you and your property are subject to search, or words to that effect. Thank you Patriot Act.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_search_exception


itsmytime
04-21-2018, 10:38 AM
They routinely check IDís against tags at ATL, and have for years. Only airport Iíve really ever experienced it at.

GogglesPisano
04-21-2018, 11:59 AM
They routinely check IDís against tags at ATL, and have for years. Only airport Iíve really ever experienced it at.

LGA, too lately.

It's an easy opportunity theft scenario. I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often.

TiredSoul
04-21-2018, 12:30 PM
A lot of foreign airports require you produce some sort of proof itís your luggage. Either the ticket stub or ID.
I fail to see what your problem is.

Dolphinflyer
04-21-2018, 02:29 PM
Saw a parking contractor walking through a airport parking garage scanning license tags with a handheld device. Said he was doing it for the local Sheriffs Dept.

PowderFinger
04-21-2018, 06:29 PM
Cooperate and graduate.

badflaps
04-21-2018, 06:46 PM
Jeez, the next thing you won't wanna show your ID at the voting booth....Wait.

sailingfun
04-22-2018, 06:40 AM
I have a question. I arrived in Atlanta at a baggage claim to see a lady getting harassed about showing her license to pick up her bag. Well then they moved onto me and me just being dumb decided I didn't want to show my ID. Innocent until proven guilty. Not the other way around. So I didn't. Then a whole squad of tsa came up to me and said legally I had to show my ID and that they could call the cops if I didn't. I found no rules about this and I highly doubt that it's true. Does anyone know if there is any specific law on this or regulation? I don't mean to be a dick but you guys know how some of the tsa people are.

I bet you would be on here screaming if someone stole your luggage off the belt.
ďI had checked a bag to ATL containing 75,000 dollars worth of irreplaceable life momentos. When I arrived at baggage claim I saw a guy walking out with my bag. He jumped in a car and fled before I could stop him. How could the airport be so irresponsible as to allow anyone to walk into baggage claim with no ID and just take bags! Lawsuit will follow.Ē

sourdough44
04-23-2018, 03:31 AM
Iíd agree, find other things to get riled up about. Itís similar with TSA security checks, randomness is part of the plan. That means, just cuz they do it a certain way at one airport, doesnít mean itís the same elsewhere, or the next day.

Since 9-11 I just lump most of it in with the hassle of going to work.



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