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(Mirror.co.uk)   Bald man with a beard easily goes through airport security... by using his girlfriend's passport   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 37
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2014-04-07 12:18:50 AM
In all fairness to airport security we should really see what the girlfriend looks like.

/only half kidding
 
2014-04-07 01:51:01 AM
She sounds hideous.
 
2014-04-07 04:57:22 AM
I wish he hadn't said anything. Now the moral crusaders who are motivated only by panic might take notice and claim airport security needs to be beefed up so we get an extra layer of pointless theatre.
 
2014-04-07 08:35:17 AM
Was he brown?  Was his bald head covered by a turban?  Then who cares.  Clearly not a threat.
 
2014-04-07 09:16:29 AM
Not really fair. His girlfriend is also bald with a similar beard.
 
2014-04-07 09:35:05 AM
Oh, he was flying between European countries? That's less exciting than I anticipated.
 
2014-04-07 09:35:06 AM
Dude. When you get away with stuff like that; you never tell anybody. Or, at least wait till the statute of limitations has passed.
 
2014-04-07 09:39:23 AM
"They asked if I would be willing to point out the woman who let me through because it was a serious breach of security.
"But I didn't want to do that to her so I refused. I've heard nothing from them since."

Instead of helping to improve their procedures I decided to run crying like a baby to the media to report how bad security is at airports.
 
2014-04-07 09:40:51 AM
"May I see your passport, please?" "You've got...THE PLAGUE!" Too obscure?
 
2014-04-07 09:41:53 AM
I don't know that the Mirror is a reliable news source, so I'm not sure if they're serious or not...
 
2014-04-07 09:43:39 AM

silverjets: Instead of helping to improve their procedures I decided to run crying like a baby to the media to report how bad security is at airports.


I would have done the same thing.  It was a mistake, why get someone fired?  Running to the media was dumb though.
 
2014-04-07 09:43:54 AM

Arctic Phoenix: I don't know that the Mirror is a reliable news source, so I'm not sure if they're serious or not...


Surely.
 
2014-04-07 09:44:33 AM

Arctic Phoenix: I don't know that the Mirror is a reliable news source, so I'm not sure if they're serious or not...


Protip: If the url ends in a .uk. Its probably bullshiat.
 
2014-04-07 09:47:14 AM
But wait, and here's the joke, the girlfriend...

Oh.  I see it's already been covered.  Carry on.
 
2014-04-07 09:47:50 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Was he brown?  Was his bald head covered by a turban?  Then who cares.  Clearly not a threat.


Please remind the TSA of that. I've yet to go through without being pulled out of line for an extra groping

/darker than khaki
//still white
///not a threat
 
2014-04-07 09:48:00 AM
I recently handed my daughter's passport over to the airline agent to check in. She looked confused, then was clearly trying to stifle a laugh. My daughter had her passport photo taken when she was 6 months old.

Sounds funny, but I had to get a taxi back to the hotel where my wife and daughter were still sleeping, to swap passports. Made it back to the airport with only minutes to spare.

/Daughter has two passports, somehow I got her US one mixed up with mine.
 
2014-04-07 09:49:30 AM
I just happened to go on a trip about a month ago and, on my way to the airport, I noticed my passport had expired just 15 days earlier.  The US Visa was still valid, but the Brazilian passport it was on was expired.  Decided to give it a try anyways.  Flew out of the country and back on the expired passport, no problem.  I was shiatting bricks the whole way.
 
2014-04-07 09:50:43 AM
TFA: "Neil, from Halesowen, West Mids, said: 'I can't believe it, especially after the trouble with that missing jet.'"

Clearly an attention whore.
 
2014-04-07 09:51:16 AM

Joe Peanut: I just happened to go on a trip about a month ago and, on my way to the airport, I noticed my passport had expired just 15 days earlier.  The US Visa was still valid, but the Brazilian passport it was on was expired.  Decided to give it a try anyways.  Flew out of the country and back on the expired passport, no problem.  I was shiatting bricks the whole way.


Terrorist!
 
2014-04-07 09:57:14 AM

skinnycatullus: She sounds hideous.


Well, she's Jake from State Farm.
 
Skr
2014-04-07 10:03:40 AM
Good chance the security only really takes a close look at people they deem suspicious (justified or otherwise.) Perhaps not how it should work, but monotony is the bane of vigilance. The fact that he didn't realize his error until after the first flight's completion meant he wasn't trying to cover up nervousness of having the wrong passport I suppose. Part of that old "Act like you belong and you can get into anything" thing.
 
2014-04-07 10:17:16 AM
Security theater
 
2014-04-07 10:17:26 AM
£70 for UPS to post his passport to Spain - only for them to accidentally send it to Berlin.

Sounds about right for UPS
 
2014-04-07 10:27:24 AM

Joe Peanut: I just happened to go on a trip about a month ago and, on my way to the airport, I noticed my passport had expired just 15 days earlier.  The US Visa was still valid, but the Brazilian passport it was on was expired.  Decided to give it a try anyways.  Flew out of the country and back on the expired passport, no problem.  I was shiatting bricks the whole way.


Maybe flying *back* to your home country isn't as big of a deal as flying from your home country to another on a barely expired passport?

Or am I using too much logic here?
 
2014-04-07 10:29:32 AM

Skr: Good chance the security only really takes a close look at people they deem suspicious (justified or otherwise.) Perhaps not how it should work, but monotony is the bane of vigilance. The fact that he didn't realize his error until after the first flight's completion meant he wasn't trying to cover up nervousness of having the wrong passport I suppose. Part of that old "Act like you belong and you can get into anything" thing.


Either that or he made up the whole story.  He could have had both passports the entire time.  I know my wife and I generally keep our passports together, so if they happened to be in the same bag, it wouldn't surprise me if I accidentally took my wife's passport with me on a trip.
 
2014-04-07 11:01:33 AM

Arctic Phoenix: Joe Peanut: I just happened to go on a trip about a month ago and, on my way to the airport, I noticed my passport had expired just 15 days earlier.  The US Visa was still valid, but the Brazilian passport it was on was expired.  Decided to give it a try anyways.  Flew out of the country and back on the expired passport, no problem.  I was shiatting bricks the whole way.

Maybe flying *back* to your home country isn't as big of a deal as flying from your home country to another on a barely expired passport?

Or am I using too much logic here?


I didn't fly to my home country.  I few US-Canada-US on an expired Brazilian passport.
 
2014-04-07 11:02:39 AM
Fake!

Bald men with beards don't have girlfirends.
 
2014-04-07 11:49:18 AM
He could try it with a made-up passport of his own...

cdn.niketalk.com
 
2014-04-07 12:06:55 PM
But he wasn't able to sneak deadly Toe Nail Clippers on a plain.
 
2014-04-07 12:48:06 PM

TNel: silverjets: Instead of helping to improve their procedures I decided to run crying like a baby to the media to report how bad security is at airports.

I would have done the same thing.  It was a mistake, why get someone fired?.


Because the person made a mistake. If your job is to do X, and you fail to do X, firing you is the obvious course of action. Especially if X is something as simple as checking if a person looks anything like the picture in his passport.
 
2014-04-07 01:05:07 PM

The saddest part was that Mr. Teddy Ruxpin

lookied just like his passport photo.

img.fark.net

 
2014-04-07 02:32:16 PM

Slaxl: I wish he hadn't said anything. Now the moral crusaders who are motivated only by panic might take notice and claim airport security needs to be beefed up so we get an extra layer of pointless theatre.


Still fairly badass of him that he refused to throw the lady at the pasport control under the bus.

But well, who cares about planes with the EU.
 
2014-04-07 03:08:29 PM

ignacio: Because the person made a mistake. If your job is to do X, and you fail to do X, firing you is the obvious course of action. Especially if X is something as simple as checking if a person looks anything like the picture in his passport.


That's saying we believe this guys story and he didn't have 2 passports with him.
 
2014-04-07 03:17:02 PM

stuffy: But he wasn't able to sneak deadly Toe Nail Clippers on a plain.


You can take toe nail clippers on a plain. Also on a plane, if that's what floats your boat.
 
2014-04-07 04:00:00 PM
Bald man with a beard gets through this time? The little man in a boat gets through all the time.
 
2014-04-07 07:10:09 PM
Did any one of you read the article? He refused to snitch on the person who made the mistake.


/herotag
/snitches get britches
//F britches
 
2014-04-07 09:20:38 PM
His girlfriend must be seriously ugly.
 
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