Oneworld Airline Avoids Criminal Prosecution and TSA Forgets to Screen Passengers at LaGuardia

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Passengers went through a security checkpoint without screening at New York LaGuardia because the TSA didn’t turn on the scanner.

    The snafu was discovered at about 8 a.m. Sunday inside Terminal D by TSA Agent Eva Cocoli, according to sources.

    Delta Air Lines supervisor Deborah Trapani quickly ordered the checkpoint closed, while Port Authority cops tracked down nine of the unscanned fliers.

    Finding them took about an hour, and they all had to be brought back to the checkpoint to be properly inspected..authorities determined that at least six other passengers who went unscanned were not located and were assumed to have boarded planes, police officials said.

  • Video of a man simply walking through a security checkpoint while TSA employees weren’t paying attention.

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  1. Just boarded an AA flight from SFO to LAX with no crew onboard. We had to de-board. -#Americanairlines @Americanairlines

  2. But I’d bet the Pseudo Journalism of the DNC would have you believe that America and American Air Travel is the “BEST IN THE WORLD”

    Buzz that in your “feed”.

  3. Gary, are you also an expert on labor relations abroad for airlines? You still don’t understand the RLA, Section 6 negotiations, JCBA negotiations.

  4. Eh Josh G, the OP is a paying customer. A person who has paid the airline for their services. He doesn’t need to show his credentials to practice before the National Labor Relations Board.

    It really is true. I always thought Ronnie was a little light in the head. But Unions have a whole lot to do with the core “problem” going forward in America.

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