The American Airlines General Manager for Cleveland airport has been fired and video shows why. He was caught on tape using his access credentials to bypass security and board a flight. He’s “also accused of having someone bypass security to bring him a charger for a laptop.”
According to American Airlines,
[W]e have an unwavering commitment to the safety and security of our customers and team members and we took this matter very seriously. This individual no longer works for American Airlines.
Former manager for the airline at Cleveland Juan Restrepo says he “made a terrible mistake and deeply regret[s his] actions,” no doubt since it cost him his job at a time when jobs in the airline industry are scarce.
Of course when the city’s airport deputy commissioner “‘improperly escorted’ a relative through a secure area” that person kept their job, and when “an airport executive helped another city government executive bypass security” they kept their job after a suspension as well.
The TSA – which has had half of its own employees accused of misconduct – will ‘review’ the incident.