PAX boarded plane with somebody else’s boarding pass at San Francisco airport (SFO) last Wednesday.

According to Jeff McNulty at least three private security screeners did not notice that his ID did not match his boarding pass. Airline’s computer that scans boarding passes at the gate sounded error but the employee decided to override the computer and allow PAX to board the plane.

After McNulty informed a flight attendant of the apparent mix-up he was declared a “security breach” and was asked to disembark the plane immediately.  United Airlines officials eventually fixed the error and allowed him back on the United Flight 16 from SFO to JFK.

Checkpoint and CTX screening is handled at SFO by Covenant Aviation Security, a private company. [more]


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