posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 02:21 AM
Good find OP, yet I find something suspicious about this story that doesn't add up. Valid IDs are checked and compared with boarding passes and then
marked by TSA agents and then boarding passes are checked again when boarding the plane (many airlines scan the boarding pass making an old one
useless). Plus most airline seats are assigned these days (although there are usually vacant ones).
I can't see how someone could get through all this without a valid ID and/or a boarding pass. Especially at both the TSA and the airline level. Unless
he was a very experienced and well spoken con man.
There could have been an extremely gross negligence on the part of TSA in this instance, yet I personally doubt it. This guy could be part of some
public TSA campaign and intentionally allowed to bypass security for some reason. yet I fail to see what the point of it would be when it just makes
TSA appear more incompetent. (I already know that TSA is mostly incompetent.)
More probable is that this person knew a clever way to manipulate or bypass the TSA "system". Maybe he had inside help from a TSA agent or airline
Either way, when I fly, I worry more about a drunk pilot or a napping flight controller than I do a terrorist.
edit on 1-7-2011 by matito because: