A series of mishaps and security concerns apparently happened to a Delta flight back in October, but is only coming to light now as a result of a viral TikTok.
Passengers were escorted through a restricted part of the airport, typically off-limits to passengers, by Delta employees and TSA staff. After passing through Customs and checking their luggage, the passengers encountered the first issue.
The group was mistakenly taken to the wrong airplane three separate times, being transported by bus to different planes.
When they eventually boarded the correct plane, they encountered another problem, waiting on the plane without clear information for about an hour. Apparently there was a security issue with the plane, which had arrived from an international destination. So passengers were then taken off this plane and spent another hour and a half on a bus.
Passengers then needed to go through TSA screening again, since they’d been on the aircraft. But some passengers had checked their carry-on bags containing their IDs. It took two hours for some to clear TSA, after getting their IDs back.
Finally they boarded the plane again – but it was too late because they no longer had time to fly and arrive before the destination airport’s curfew. So they had to wait three and a half more hours.
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Who checks their ID, though? That seems really dumb. Although I know that sometimes people do it even on international flights. There have been stories of people landing, their luggage lost, and having difficulty at passport control. Go figure.
Without further details on the specific flight number involved it’s hard to verify the story completely, but there’s enough video to see that the narrative mostly tracks – the explanations may just be impressions of a passenger, based in some cases on second-hand information, rather than precisely on point from the airline.
(HT: Paul H)