Re. May 12 Advocate news story, headlined Costco ID, credit card all man needed to board plane:
I am the father of the man in this story.
I just want to make something clear to all about Air Canada’s statement.
At the end of the story, Air Canada states that no identification is required to purchase a domestic ticket, which is true. But when you go to board the plane the person that purchased the ticket must provide the following if they are over the age of 18:
“Important: In accordance with government regulations, Air Canada is required to check identification at the departure gate for all passengers who appear to be 18 years of age or older.
“The name on the ID must match the name used on the reservation or ticket.
“The passenger must present:
“One piece of government-issued ID, with photo or
“Two (2) pieces of government-issued ID, without photo
“Valid government-issued identification documents including name, date of birth and gender may be required when checking in for the flight. For examples and other important information, visit the Passenger Protect website.
“For travellers younger than 18, an original birth certificate or non-government issued ID, i.e. a student card is suggested but not mandatory at this time.”
I just want everyone to know the truth because Air Canada is making it sound like they did nothing wrong by their statement which they didn’t by selling him the ticket, but they did by letting him board the plane without proper ID.
I believe Air Canada is just trying to save face.