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AA816 DEN-LAX 22 Apr 2018 extra passenger name screening on board

AA816 DEN-LAX 22 Apr 2018 extra passenger name screening on board

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Old Apr 22, 18, 8:14 pm
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AA816 DEN-LAX 22 Apr 2018 extra passenger name screening on board

Gate agent is currently going through the aisle and asking/confirming the last name of EVERY passenger. This is after everyone has boarded. Has this ever happened to any one?
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Old Apr 22, 18, 8:22 pm
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Joe Palooka is outside the plane wondering why they told him that he's also on the plane right now.
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Old Apr 22, 18, 8:33 pm
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Nope never heard/seen such a thing but they must have done it very quickly given that it shows that flight left the gate only a few minutes late. did they really ask -every- passenger because I'm having a hard time seeing how, after boarding, a GA could complete that task and get off to allow the plane to be taxing 9 minutes after scheduled departure time.
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Old Apr 22, 18, 8:51 pm
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Old Apr 22, 18, 9:01 pm
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Nope never heard/seen such a thing but they must have done it very quickly given that it shows that flight left the gate only a few minutes late. did they really ask -every- passenger because I'm having a hard time seeing how, after boarding, a GA could complete that task and get off to allow the plane to be taxing 9 minutes after scheduled departure time.
At least for the first 4 rows, agent did ask everyone. But she came back rather quickly and we are indeed inflight. Took off just ~20min after scheduled departure...
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The thread title seems pretty clear.
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Old Apr 22, 18, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by iadisgreat View Post
The thread title seems pretty clear.
It was not that clear originally. JDiver must have corrected it.

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Old Apr 22, 18, 9:18 pm
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Originally Posted by iadisgreat View Post
The thread title seems pretty clear.
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It was not that clear originally. JDiver must have corrected it.
correct, the thread title was initially just “AA816 Today”
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Old Apr 22, 18, 9:19 pm
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I have experienced that twice, once in Anchorage and once in Milwaukee I believe. Not sure what the situation was but they were through the plane quickly and door closed. They (Alaska Airlines gate agents) also come onboard in Kotzebue and Nome and verify the names of passengers who did not deplane. (this is a two stop flight ANC-OTZ-OME-ANC) The terminals are really small and there isn't the facilities to deplane clear security and rebound.
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At least for the first 4 rows, agent did ask everyone. But she came back rather quickly and we are indeed inflight. Took off just ~20min after scheduled departure...
Ridiculous that you would post a comment like that, saying that EVERY (your emphasis) passenger was verified. It wasn't true and that apparently (and perhaps only one of two passengers) only those in F were questioned. Please don't post inflammatory messages like this again - not appreciated.
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Originally Posted by JIMCHI View Post
Ridiculous that you would post a comment like that, saying that EVERY (your emphasis) passenger was verified.
I should not have made that quick post while this was still happening but I did witness the agent asking/confirming the last name of EVERY pax in the first 4 rows. I couldn't see beyond row 4 from where I was sitting and did not bother to try to listen.
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apparently (and perhaps only one of two passengers) only those in F were questioned
Did you witness this? If not, then you should refrain from making such statement.
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Old Apr 23, 18, 3:04 am
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Originally Posted by JIMCHI View Post
Ridiculous that you would post a comment like that, saying that EVERY (your emphasis) passenger was verified. It wasn't true and that apparently (and perhaps only one of two passengers) only those in F were questioned. Please don't post inflammatory messages like this again - not appreciated.
Inflammatory isn't the right word. Hyperbolic perhaps, but all quite clear once OP clarified first 4 rows and a reasonable person could extrapolate from that as to what is likely to have occured.

As to the explanation, as mentioned by an earlier poster it seems quite obvious that either the head count was off or there was a mismatch with a pax trying to board who showed as already onboard. I've seen it on other airlines. All quite routine and not very news worthy
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Old Apr 23, 18, 11:30 am
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I have experienced that twice, once in Anchorage and once in Milwaukee I believe. Not sure what the situation was but they were through the plane quickly and door closed. They (Alaska Airlines gate agents) also come onboard in Kotzebue and Nome and verify the names of passengers who did not deplane. (this is a two stop flight ANC-OTZ-OME-ANC) The terminals are really small and there isn't the facilities to deplane clear security and rebound.
Why would they need to re-clear security if they got off and then back on?
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Old Apr 23, 18, 8:43 pm
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Why would they need to re-clear security if they got off and then back on?
It is a very small terminal. when you deplane you walk across the tarmac and enter the building, but isn't the secure side. When you clear security you are in a small holding pen until they allow boarding. Think - Ticket counter/baggage claim /waiting area is 20x30 feet. TSA clearance into a 10x10 room till you board. You get to know everyone really well when waiting on the jet. That is why
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