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All-Female Security Crew Prevents Retiree From Boarding His Flight

All-Female Security Crew Prevents Retiree From Boarding His Flight
Jesse Tabit

A retired social worker missed his Air Canada flight last month after an all-female security crew refused to search him when his artificial hip triggered an alarm. Robert Hart, a British Columbia native, was on his way to a wedding when he was blocked from carrying on with his travels at Northwest Regional Airport (YXT).

“You have to be patted down by male CATSA (Canadian Air Transport Safety Authority) staff and one is not available,” Hart claims one of the employees told him. By the time he was finally able to be searched, Hart’s trip was delayed by nine hours.

CATSA has since apologized and spokesman Mathieu Larocque said Hart should have been permitted to board, admitting “it was our mistake.”

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  1. ylwae

    August 20, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    The “security” staff involved should have been disciplined for not following procedure, but I’m sure all that happened was a unionized, friendly chat. They should also have been made to apologize personally to the affected traveler.

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