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Passenger With No ID Or Boarding Pass Sneaks Onto DL Flight

Passenger With No ID Or Boarding Pass Sneaks Onto DL Flight

Old Oct 5, 19, 7:48 pm
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Passenger With No ID Or Boarding Pass Sneaks Onto DL Flight

Courtesy of WSB Atlanta.

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atl...-say/993978945
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Old Oct 5, 19, 7:54 pm
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It Seems like a ticketed passenger on the wrong flight. I have seen it happen before especially if the passenger is elderly.
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Old Oct 5, 19, 7:55 pm
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It Seems like a ticketed passenger on the wrong flight. I have seen it happen before especially if the passenger is elderly.
No ID and telling the passenger who rightfully has the seat that she threw away the boarding pass??
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Old Oct 5, 19, 8:28 pm
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I just saw this and was about to post the same. Inept TSA isn't really anything new.

My big thing is how on Earth did the gate agents allow the woman to walk onto the aircraft without scanning any BP. Either the GA was just paying absolutely no attention, or the woman somehow snuck around them (which itself would be quite difficult). I mean, every BP is scanned at the podium and quickly verified, I don't understand how someone could have been waved onto the aircraft without this being confirmed.

Here's a slightly better story: https://www.wftv.com/news/local/woma...anta/993971677
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Old Oct 5, 19, 8:59 pm
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TSA made everyone be re screened delaying flight 3 hours. Why punish all the other passengers who already went through security.
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Old Oct 5, 19, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by buckeyefanflyer
TSA made everyone be re screened delaying flight 3 hours. Why punish all the other passengers who already went through security.
I can understand searching the plane, but I don't see the point of re-screening all the passengers on the flight but not re-screening everyone who was in the terminal at the same time as the woman.
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Old Oct 5, 19, 9:40 pm
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I can see re-screening the plane and having everyone reboard, but do they even have evidence that she didn't pass through security?
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Old Oct 5, 19, 9:47 pm
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Originally Posted by HWGeeks
It Seems like a ticketed passenger on the wrong flight. I have seen it happen before especially if the passenger is elderly.
It just seems hard to imagine even being in this specific position, much less to act the way they did.

Getting through security without any real ID, first of all. Not once, but twice, if she's saying that her ID is back at home in Atlanta (presumably she had to go through security on her outbound from ATL!). And then getting on a plane with the wrong boarding pass - I can't say I know exactly how they work, but you'd think that scanning a BP for the wrong flight at the gate would throw some error so the GA could be like "Sorry, wrong flight."

And then, when confronted with someone who has evidence of being the rightful occupant of that seat, to stubbornly refuse to move. Like I'm sure we've all at some point run into someone in our seat by accident and it's a quick "Row 23 is the next one over" or "The A window seat is on the other side of the plane" or whatever. But to have nothing to show for a boarding pass, and yet refuse to move or consider any sort of mistake or whatever - ...?

Just bizarre all around!
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Old Oct 5, 19, 9:47 pm
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I can see re-screening the plane and having everyone reboard, but do they even have evidence that she didn't pass through security?
I would guess that the lack of ID made it questionable whether she went through security.
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Old Oct 5, 19, 9:50 pm
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I can understand searching the plane, but I don't see the point of re-screening all the passengers on the flight but not re-screening everyone who was in the terminal at the same time as the woman.
I guess it makes TSA feel good they did something.
Questions did the women have ID and any boarding pass. If not how did she get through security. If someone at TSA messed up. Thats that. Why pick on the Delta flight to re screen has nothing to due what happened. I hope the passengers got some compensation.
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Old Oct 5, 19, 10:04 pm
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Originally Posted by cmd320
I just saw this and was about to post the same. Inept TSA isn't really anything new.

My big thing is how on Earth did the gate agents allow the woman to walk onto the aircraft without scanning any BP. Either the GA was just paying absolutely no attention, or the woman somehow snuck around them (which itself would be quite difficult). I mean, every BP is scanned at the podium and quickly verified, I don't understand how someone could have been waved onto the aircraft without this being confirmed.

Here's a slightly better story: https://www.wftv.com/news/local/woma...anta/993971677
Still makes no sense. Then everyone in the terminal should have been re screened based on what they say happened. Why did the passengers on that flight have to be re screened. The gate agents who let the un ticketed passenger need to be screened I mean investigated.
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Old Oct 5, 19, 10:17 pm
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If she wasnt screened, she could have easily passed a weapon to someone else on the flight that had gone through security. Makes sense to me to re-screen the pax, but they probably should have re-screened everyone in the terminal. Of course that would be a mess, but thats usually what happens when theres a breach.
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Old Oct 5, 19, 11:25 pm
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Wow! How it did happen? She sneaks on a plane without ticket & no ID. She didn't have a boarding pass. She was not supposed to be there. How she get through at security without ticket? She's breach security.
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Old Oct 5, 19, 11:28 pm
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Originally Posted by buckeyefanflyer
TSA made everyone be re screened delaying flight 3 hours. Why punish all the other passengers who already went through security.
You mean that word figuratively, right?
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Old Oct 5, 19, 11:36 pm
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Ah yes, I see Ada Quonsett is alive and well these days.
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