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(AOL)   Man clears TSA checkpoint, flies off to Chicago. Then the guy who's boarding pass he used arrives at the airport   (news.travel.aol.com) divider line 84
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2013-11-12 09:12:25 PM
Just a method actor giving such a memorable performance.... at security theater.
 
2013-11-12 09:54:50 PM
The TSA is a useless organization.  Of course, if anyone tries to dismantle it (Democrats), they will be accused of threatening the security of US citizens.  Meanwhile, the right wing noise machine will trot out stories about Real AmericansTM being molested at said checkpoints without a hint of shame, dissonance, or honesty.
 
2013-11-12 09:55:59 PM
But I'm the real Korben Dallas!
 
2013-11-12 09:56:41 PM
Brace for airport security naked barcode scanning in 3... 2... 1...
 
2013-11-12 09:56:56 PM
Wait.

How did the guy not only clear security with the wrong pass, but get on a plane and take off hours before the ticket's owner showed up?

I mean, either the guy whose pass it was (p.s. subby, whose is a word which exists to mean a person who possesses a thing, who's is a contraction of who is) arrived HOURS late for his flight, or the guy who had the wrong pass ALSO managed to go and get on a plane that the proper passenger wasn't even supposed to be on.

I figure when they scan your pass at the gate, the machine should make a noise if the pass isn't valid for the flight, no?
 
2013-11-12 09:57:15 PM
...then guy who is boarding pass he used..."?
 
2013-11-12 09:57:51 PM

DemonEater: whose


I am he whose fist is shaking
 
2013-11-12 09:59:40 PM
Fifth...

Brawndo: But I'm the real Korben Dallas!


DAMMIT...
effit, you didn't use the picture :p
www.cyberpunkreview.com
 
2013-11-12 10:00:20 PM

iaazathot: Meanwhile, the right wing noise machine will trot out stories about Real AmericansTM being molested at said checkpoints without a hint of shame, dissonance, or honesty.


I haven't heard the RWNM complaining about TSA security theatre.

Profiling brown people and invading privacy in the name of pants-wetting fear safety sounds exactly like the Republican party line, this is the sort of thing they LIKE.

Meantime last time I flew I got accused of lying and had my thigh felt up by a TSA agent who insisted I had something in my pocket after I checked it twice, and I couldn't even give him a proper "in your FACE" when he found it empty.
 
2013-11-12 10:02:48 PM
Before AA used electronic gate readers it happened all the time. They usually figured it out when passengers started fighting over a seat.
 
2013-11-12 10:03:11 PM
Was it that kid again?

/Little bastard
 
2013-11-12 10:03:16 PM
I can think of nothing more monotonous than checking ID's all day long, I'm sure they're going to miss a few now and then. If it was me I would be just going through the motions most of the time.
 
2013-11-12 10:05:41 PM
Don't the airlines check whose getting on the plain?
 
2013-11-12 10:06:20 PM
Cool.  Now maybe I can get through security more quickly from now on.
 
2013-11-12 10:08:49 PM

DemonEater: Wait.

How did the guy not only clear security with the wrong pass, but get on a plane and take off hours before the ticket's owner showed up?

I mean, either the guy whose pass it was (p.s. subby, whose is a word which exists to mean a person who possesses a thing, who's is a contraction of who is) arrived HOURS late for his flight, or the guy who had the wrong pass ALSO managed to go and get on a plane that the proper passenger wasn't even supposed to be on.

I figure when they scan your pass at the gate, the machine should make a noise if the pass isn't valid for the flight, no?


Those machines make a lot of noises.  Who knows what they all mean.
 
2013-11-12 10:09:10 PM

iaazathot: Meanwhile, the right wing noise machine will trot out stories about Real AmericansTM being molested at said checkpoints without a hint of shame, dissonance, or honesty.


This will happen in the 2016 campaign cycle.  Believe it.
 
2013-11-12 10:09:44 PM

iaazathot: The TSA is a useless organization.  Of course, if anyone tries to dismantle it (Democrats), they will be accused of threatening the security of US citizens.  Meanwhile, the right wing noise machine will trot out stories about Real AmericansTM being molested at said checkpoints without a hint of shame, dissonance, or honesty.


Republicans wanted the TSA to be private contractors that could be fired at will, Democrats demanded they be government/unionized employees Democrats won minus a few airports like SFO were they are still private contractors.
 
2013-11-12 10:09:52 PM
AOL, Subby? Seriously, who the fark submits an AOL link any more? Hell, who even reads AOL at this point?

/fess up, you tried three dozen other sources first, and every other one had already been submitted, right?
 
2013-11-12 10:10:15 PM
If TSA determined he wasn't carrying anything dangerous, what difference does it make what his name was? With no knives, guns, or bombs, even terrorists are pretty impotent.
 
2013-11-12 10:10:30 PM
Meanwhile on the overzealous front...

rasiel.com
 
2013-11-12 10:10:42 PM
Wait... He has a guy who is his boarding pass?
 
2013-11-12 10:10:52 PM
I got molested at the airport by TSA. They touched my penis. I'm like hey, free hooker.
 
2013-11-12 10:14:11 PM
Used to check IDs for a living. The monotony would make you so anxious to catch something, anything that wasn't right. Then again I didn't check as many IDs as the TSA does. It'd just become a blur unless they got to take a break every hour.
 
2013-11-12 10:14:44 PM

iaazathot: The TSA is a useless organization.  Of course, if anyone tries to dismantle it (Democrats), they will be accused of threatening the security of US citizens.  Meanwhile, the right wing noise machine will trot out stories about Real AmericansTM being molested at said checkpoints without a hint of shame, dissonance, or honesty.


That about sums it up.

'The TSA should only stop THOSE PEOPLE and leave real 'Merkans alone
 
2013-11-12 10:15:06 PM

DemonEater: I mean, either the guy whose pass it was (p.s. subby, whose is a word which that exists to mean a person who possesses a thing, whereas who's is a contraction of who is) arrived HOURS late for his flight, or the guy who had the wrong pass ALSO managed to go and get on a plane that the proper passenger wasn't even supposed to be on.


FTFY. Oh, and THIS.
 
2013-11-12 10:17:18 PM

Phoenix_M: Republicans wanted the TSA to be private contractors that could be fired at will, Democrats demanded they be government/unionized employees Democrats won minus a few airports like SFO were they are still private contractors.


iaazathot: Meanwhile, the right wing noise machine will trot out stories about Real AmericansTM being molested at said checkpoints without a hint of shame, dissonance, or honesty.


See?
 
2013-11-12 10:18:57 PM
I know someone who escaped from East Germany back in the day using something similar to this, though in a deliberate fashion.

This person had a friend from the west who arranged to fly out of the same airport on the same day.

They both cleared security and then, in the waiting area, exchanged boarding passes. Well after the flight to the west was airborne with my friend on it, the person with the western passport "discovered" the problem. It took almost a day to get it all sorted out and the consulate had to get involved, but the escape worked.
 
2013-11-12 10:20:36 PM

Phoenix_M: Republicans wanted the TSA to be private contractors that could be fired at will, Democrats demanded they be government/unionized employees Democrats won minus a few airports like SFO were they are still private contractors.


SFO is one of the shiattiest airports it has been my extreme displeasure to visit, with some of the worst security queues in living memory. I'll leave it up to you whether that's a coincidence, because frankly I don't know whether you pulled the above out of your ass, and I really don't care since it's a bunch of raving herpa-derp.
 
2013-11-12 10:20:51 PM

doosh: Meanwhile on the overzealous front...

[rasiel.com image 788x645]


Are you kidding? I'm grateful as hell at that - a few years ago, I watched as some little kid shoved his slimy, wet hands into the self-service ice machine on the floor of the hotel at which I was staying for an event. See, his hands were slimy and wet because he had just wiped what could've been the largest snot rocket I've ever seen ejected from a toddler off his face, neck, and the front of his shirt. His mother, without any understanding of what her little snot machine just did, walked away - she wasn't there for ice, after all, just a soda from the machine next to the ice machine. I damn near barfed. I called the desk, and they said, basically, that they would take care of it. I never heard or saw anyone empty out or clean that ice machine, at least not that evening (it was an SCA event, with a lot of open rooms, so we were in the hallway for much of the night, bouncing between rooms.) I described the experience to everyone I encountered on that floor, with an admonition to avoid using the ice machine on this floor.

That very day, I stopped using self-service ice machines, permanently. You have no idea what folks have done with regards to those machines, and the idea of taking ice out of a communal bucket that probably hasn't been cleaned in days, into which everything from toddler snot to unwashed sex-hands has been placed, still fills me with revulsion.
 
2013-11-12 10:21:18 PM
"Have a good flight, Mr Tuttle!"
 
2013-11-12 10:21:30 PM
THIS IS NEWS?

FARKING SAD.
 
2013-11-12 10:21:49 PM
CSB: A few years ago, I was in line waiting to board the plane when one traveler was pulled aside as the computer scanned his ticket, giving an error. Apparently his ticket was already used by another passenger to board the plane. I'm not sure what the resolution was, but it was resolved without a national news story.
 
2013-11-12 10:22:21 PM
Didn't RTA, but something similar happened to me a year or two ago.  I checked into security, handed over my boarding pass, the TSA agent checked it, I proceeded through the checkpoint.

Anyway, I get to the gate and look for the boarding pass, can't find it, so I get another one printed out.  Board the plane.  Then, someone says they have my seat.  I look at their boarding pass, and indeed it's my seat number.  Check my pass, and it's my seat number.  Call over the flight attendant, and we discover that the lady had the old copy of my boarding pass....

So, rewind back to when I went through security: the TSA agent never gave me back my boarding pass after giving me the go-ahead to proceed through security.  He then GAVE IT TO THE NEXT PERSON behind me.  That person USED IT TO BOARD MY FLIGHT, even AFTER I have already checked in.  I was pretty surprised to learn that the boarding-pass computers don't check for things like that.

So, presumably anyone could board any other flight by using someone else's boarding pass, as long as they're pass security.
 
2013-11-12 10:24:34 PM

whatshisname: Don't the airlines check whose getting on the plain?

 
2013-11-12 10:25:41 PM

whatshisname: Don't the airlines check whose getting on the plain?



Trying again... Damn IE...  regardless the prairies of North America are quite large.  It would be difficult to know who is on them at all times.
 
2013-11-12 10:28:17 PM
Given the source of this article, I wonder if the TSA is now accepting the below item as ID.

www.geek.com
 
2013-11-12 10:28:51 PM
Is literacy a requirement to work for the TSA?  This agent might have been illiterate and operating on an ad hoc "Muslim-looking or not" basis.
 
2013-11-12 10:31:24 PM

Pardon Me Sultan: They both cleared security and then, in the waiting area, exchanged boarding passes. Well after the flight to the west was airborne with my friend on it, the person with the western passport "discovered" the problem. It took almost a day to get it all sorted out and the consulate had to get involved, but the escape worked.


That's a seriously ballsy move, mostly because even though your friend went free, I imagine they'd severely punish the person who helped your friend.
 
2013-11-12 10:33:00 PM
FTA - The security breach happened after an American Airlines employee "entered an incorrect computer key, printed [a boarding pass for a different traveler] and gave it to another passenger by mistake," Philadelphia's http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/23937765/travel-nightmare-raises-secu rity-question">FOX 29 reports. The error went unnoticed by TSA agents at the security checkpoint, who should have been verifying that the name on the boarding pass matched the name on the traveler's ID

I fly about once a month.  I am not the least bit surprised by this.  TSA is more interested in what you might bring into the secured area than who you actually are.  (with the exception of the no fly list)  Security theater, smoke and mirrors, it all applies.  I guess no one has thought about what we will do when a terminal building has a suitcase bomb explode in it.  Checkpoints 5 miles from the airport?

/Orwellian society indeed
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-11-12 10:33:40 PM

iaazathot: The TSA is a useless organization.  Of course, if anyone tries to dismantle it (Democrats), they will be accused of threatening the security of US citizens.  Meanwhile, the right wing noise machine will trot out stories about Real AmericansTM being molested at said checkpoints without a hint of shame, dissonance, or honesty.


Get farking real. Every conservative/republican I know would happily burn the TSA down.
Nobody like them. They are a huge waste of money and worse than no security at all, for their attempt at a false sense of security.
Show me a democrat with the balls to rid us of this shiat and I will vote for them.
 
2013-11-12 10:35:28 PM
MUL-TI-PASS!

In other news, AOL is still a thing.
 
2013-11-12 10:38:20 PM

FormlessOne: doosh: Meanwhile on the overzealous front...

[rasiel.com image 788x645]

Are you kidding? I'm grateful as hell at that - a few years ago, I watched as some little kid shoved his slimy, wet hands into the self-service ice machine on the floor of the hotel at which I was staying for an event. See, his hands were slimy and wet because he had just wiped what could've been the largest snot rocket I've ever seen ejected from a toddler off his face, neck, and the front of his shirt. His mother, without any understanding of what her little snot machine just did, walked away - she wasn't there for ice, after all, just a soda from the machine next to the ice machine. I damn near barfed. I called the desk, and they said, basically, that they would take care of it. I never heard or saw anyone empty out or clean that ice machine, at least not that evening (it was an SCA event, with a lot of open rooms, so we were in the hallway for much of the night, bouncing between rooms.) I described the experience to everyone I encountered on that floor, with an admonition to avoid using the ice machine on this floor.

That very day, I stopped using self-service ice machines, permanently. You have no idea what folks have done with regards to those machines, and the idea of taking ice out of a communal bucket that probably hasn't been cleaned in days, into which everything from toddler snot to unwashed sex-hands has been placed, still fills me with revulsion.


This. Open ice machines are disgusting, you never know who has had their hands in there, or what those hands were doing moments before they got their ice.
 
2013-11-12 10:38:53 PM
Don't the airlines check your ID, too?  If that's the case, didn't both security AND the airlines miss this?  Also, the guy who got the boarding pass didn't even look at his ticket to make sure it was his?

I'm curious what the other guy's name was.  If it was similar, I could easily see something like this happening.  In other news, humans make mistakes.
 
2013-11-12 10:40:48 PM

jmr61: THIS IS NEWS?

FARKING SAD.


Even letting one guy get through the net is news.

We need more net!
 
2013-11-12 10:41:11 PM

zulius: Fifth...
Brawndo: But I'm the real Korben Dallas!

DAMMIT...
effit, you didn't use the picture :p
[www.cyberpunkreview.com image 650x280]


Dammit Bruce was YOUNG.
 
2013-11-12 10:42:43 PM

FormlessOne: That very day, I stopped using self-service ice machines, permanently. You have no idea what folks have done with regards to those machines, and the idea of taking ice out of a communal bucket that probably hasn't been cleaned in days, into which everything from toddler snot to unwashed sex-hands has been placed, still fills me with revulsion.


If you're going to put ice in a drink, I see your point. But if you're just going to the ice machine so you can fill up the bathtub so that you can steal and sell the kidneys of some guy you met in the bar, do you really need to worry about cleanliness?
 
2013-11-12 10:42:43 PM
Man, Abe Froman's got to be pissed! His reservations in restaurants get stolen by high school kids, and now they're after his plane tickets, too!
 
2013-11-12 10:43:05 PM

FormlessOne: doosh: Meanwhile on the overzealous front...

[rasiel.com image 788x645]

Are you kidding? I'm grateful as hell at that - a few years ago, I watched as some little kid shoved his slimy, wet hands into the self-service ice machine on the floor of the hotel at which I was staying for an event. See, his hands were slimy and wet because he had just wiped what could've been the largest snot rocket I've ever seen ejected from a toddler off his face, neck, and the front of his shirt. His mother, without any understanding of what her little snot machine just did, walked away - she wasn't there for ice, after all, just a soda from the machine next to the ice machine. I damn near barfed. I called the desk, and they said, basically, that they would take care of it. I never heard or saw anyone empty out or clean that ice machine, at least not that evening (it was an SCA event, with a lot of open rooms, so we were in the hallway for much of the night, bouncing between rooms.) I described the experience to everyone I encountered on that floor, with an admonition to avoid using the ice machine on this floor.

That very day, I stopped using self-service ice machines, permanently. You have no idea what folks have done with regards to those machines, and the idea of taking ice out of a communal bucket that probably hasn't been cleaned in days, into which everything from toddler snot to unwashed sex-hands has been placed, still fills me with revulsion.


That wasn't... a cool story, bro

/queasy now thx
 
2013-11-12 10:43:19 PM

skinink: "Have a good flight, Mr Tuttle!"


You. You're the one with good taste in films.
 
2013-11-12 10:50:05 PM

iaazathot: The TSA is a useless organization.  Of course, if anyone tries to dismantle it (Democrats), they will be accused of threatening the security of US citizens.  Meanwhile, the right wing noise machine will trot out stories about Real AmericansTM being molested at said checkpoints without a hint of shame, dissonance, or honesty.


Idiots actually believe this
 
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