A former law enforcement officer says he made it through TSA and onto his flight all while holding the wrong ticket by accident.
Ed Davis says American Airlines issued him the ticket, which he used to get through security and to what he thought was his seat on a flight.
Moments later, another man told Davis that he was in his seat. Davis was eventually removed from the flight, which was when he noticed the ticket given to him had the wrong first name on it.
“I was humiliated on the plane. I felt like they thought I didn’t pay for my ticket,” Davis said.
Davis says he is mostly concerned because anyone else could have used the same tactic, on purpose, to get past TSA.
TSA released a statement about the security mishap:
“TSA is conducting an internal review of an incident involving an incorrectly issued boarding pass and subsequent mismatch with identification at a Phoenix Sky Harbor security checkpoint on October 26.
Although both passengers were vetted through the Secure Flight database and went through the security screening process prior to boarding the flight, TSA is taking the incident seriously and working with our workforce and airline partners to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”
American Airlines admitted the mistake and says the ticket duplicate should have been caught.
Davis says American Airlines gave him a $200 voucher, but his luggage was left on the plane he was supposed to be on, and he missed the flight.
Davis says he isn’t concerned about making money off what happened, he just wants to make sure something is done to keep it from happening again.