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pwaldo
06-30-2011, 07:04 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/nigerian-man-sneaks-plane-invalid-pass-125203565.html


A Nigerian man boarded a America airplane last week with an invalid boarding pass making it through a federal security checkpoint where travelers must show identification and their boarding passes.

After the man, Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, got through security, the airline let him onto the plane even though his boarding pass was for a flight the day before, according to the FBI.

The identification check at airport security checkpoints was put in place as one of many new security measures after the 9/11 attacks. These federal document checkers have basic fraudulent identification training.

Mid-flight from New York to Los Angeles, a flight attendant noticed Noibi was sitting in a seat that was supposed to be vacant. Noibi showed the attendant the expired boarding pass that was in someone else's name, and then showed him a University of Michigan identification card with his picture on it.

University of Michigan spokeswoman Kelly Cunningham said that Noibi is not a current student, but was enrolled as an engineering student at the Ann Arbor university between 2004 and 2006.

The boarding pass belonged to a man who said his boarding pass went missing from his pocket on his way to the airport June 23. Noibi boarded the plane with the expired pass the next day.

Noibi was arrested Wednesday when law enforcement officials saw him trying to board another flight and discovered he had more than 10 other expired boarding passes belonging to others in his bag.

Bang up job security. Continue to pat down little old ladies in wheelchairs and babies while you let a guy from another country board a New York to LA flight with invalid and improper ID.

andrewhoya
06-30-2011, 07:49 PM
At least the V.A. FA noticed. I'm amazed how he got through two checkpoints. V.A. needs some new equipment.

Also, the security guy at the gate should be fired. That is one of the 4-5 things they are required to check for every passenger.

mrveggieman
07-01-2011, 09:11 AM
That proves my point that if someone is really up to no good they know how to get over on the system. The TSA in the meanwhile spends all of their time and energy harassing old ladies and kids. SMH

andrewhoya
07-01-2011, 09:44 AM
That proves my point that if someone is really up to no good they know how to get over on the system. The TSA in the meanwhile spends all of their time and energy harassing old ladies and kids. SMH

This really isn't an issue of beating the system. If the security officer did his/her job correctly, this wouldn't have happened. If VA's equipment was working properly, this wouldn't have happened.

This also isn't a matter of harassing anyone. The article says nothing of the man having any illegal weapons or anything of the sort, which is why he wouldn't have had to have been searched or a pat down of any kind. He went through the scanner or full body scan and nothing was found.

mrveggieman
07-01-2011, 09:52 AM
This really isn't an issue of beating the system. If the security officer did his/her job correctly, this wouldn't have happened. If VA's equipment was working properly, this wouldn't have happened.

This also isn't a matter of harassing anyone. The article says nothing of the man having any illegal weapons or anything of the sort, which is why he wouldn't have had to have been searched or a pat down of any kind. He went through the scanner or full body scan and nothing was found.

There was security measures in place on 9/11/01 and we all know how well those turned out. If someone is hell bent on causing mayhem at an airport or anywhere else for that matter do you really think that we could stop them?

Check out this George Carlin video on airlpane safety.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFW6NHbWX0E

andrewhoya
07-01-2011, 09:59 AM
There was security measures in place on 9/11/01 and we all know how well those turned out. If someone is hell bent on causing mayhem at an airport or anywhere else for that matter do you really think that we could stop them?

Are you not aware that every single security checkpoint in the country was redone after 9-11?

mrveggieman
07-01-2011, 11:15 AM
Are you not aware that every single security checkpoint in the country was redone after 9-11?

Exactly and people still find ways of beating the system.

Also check out George Carlin's spin on airport security

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQdC-e82gmk

andrewhoya
07-01-2011, 11:34 AM
Exactly and people still find ways of beating the system.

Also check out George Carlin's spin on airport security

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQdC-e82gmk

How do they "beat the system"? This incident is in no way "beating the system". It is a security and equipment meltdown.

mrveggieman
07-01-2011, 11:40 AM
How do they "beat the system"? This incident is in no way "beating the system". It is a security and equipment meltdown.


Mabey beating the system is a poor choice of words but they still were able to accompolish their goal despite of all of the "security" measures.

andrewhoya
07-01-2011, 11:46 AM
Mabey beating the system is a poor choice of words but they still were able to accompolish their goal despite of all of the "security" measures.

What was Mr. Nigeria's goal other than getting on a plane? He had no weapons on him, or anything of the sort.

mrveggieman
07-01-2011, 01:22 PM
What was Mr. Nigeria's goal other than getting on a plane? He had no weapons on him, or anything of the sort.


I'm not really sure what Mr. Nigeria's agenda was. Mabey all he wanted to do was catch a flight?? Mabey not??? None of us really know. I do know this if someone really did have something on their mind imagine the great lengths someone would go through to cause mayhem.

andrewhoya
07-01-2011, 01:25 PM
I'm not really sure what Mr. Nigeria's agenda was. Mabey all he wanted to do was catch a flight?? Mabey not??? None of us really know. I do know this if someone really did have something on their mind imagine the great lengths someone would go through to cause mayhem.

If they were going to cause mayhem, they likely would have had SOME sort of weapon, and (hopefully) it would have been detected by the scanners.