Better hope no one ever loses their ID while on vacation then.
They ask for ID because it is easiest and it keeps from holding up the line.
Yep. All they are doing when the check the government issued ID is to ensure the person matches the ticket holder.
Like I said earlier, make proof that your face matches the name on the ticket and you're good to go. Usually with a secondary screening, but now that most of the checkpoints have the full-body scans, you might not even have to deal with the extra nut grab.
My wife lost her ID while she was in school in FL and flying back to BR. She got through with her student ID and a course schedule/enrollment certificate.
This post was edited on 12/5 at 12:51 am