The picture ID is nothing. When I go to work my picture ID is checked. Then my bags are rummaged through, pockets emptied, shoes checked, and I am wanded. If they find a "weapon," like nose hair scissors, or a file on my nail clippers, it is confiscated. Then I am allowed to proceed to OPS where my ID is checked again against a computer photo before I can receive any paperwork. Then...before I can leave OPS I must be escorted to the aircraft (so I don't pick up a weapon on the way..I guess). While onboard the plane before the doors are closed my ID is checked AGAIN! Just in case I was kidnapped between the door of the airplane and my seat.
After all of that I am then magically found worthy and trusted with a half million pound airplane.