Woman Boards Delta Flight in Orlando Without I.D., Boarding Pass, in Airport Security Breach

By Jesse Sokolow on 6 October 2019
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A woman who boarded a Delta Air Lines flight without a boarding pass after bypassing the TSA security checkpoint at Orlando International Airport was removed by Delta employees, authorities said.

Delta summoned the police on Saturday at approximately 10:30 a.m. local time with a report of a “suspicious person,” said OrlandoPolice Lieutenant Wanda Miglio in a statement.

The airport’s very own Ada Quonsett was escorted off an Airbus A321 that was bound for Atlantaafter being unable to produce a boarding pass when another passenger complained that she was in his seat. The woman had been reluctant to leave the aircraft at first.  Passengers on the flight told ABC Atlanta affiliate station WSB-TV that it took airline employees at least 45 minutes to coax her off the aircraft.

As a result of the matter, Flight 1516 pushed back from the gate at 1:16 p.m., some two hours and 41 minutes later than scheduled.  After the woman exited the aircraft, the TSA asked passengers to return to the security checkpoint to be rescreened as a precaution.

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