Stowaway on UA 6323

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  1. viguera
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    The rather interesting saga of 38-year-old Parolee Marc Rory Duncan, who somehow made his way to the tarmac at SAN and into UA 6323 bound for LAX. Apparently the crew figured out that something was wrong when they had one too many passengers onboard... nice.

    http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Man-Boards-SD-Plane-Without-Ticket-155528895.html

    I'd expect this from a rather small regional airport but not necessarily San Diego. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if people don't just walk into one of the half-empty RJs at HPN and go for a ride. :)
     
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    Too busy standing around ;)
     
  4. SC Flier
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    Note to self: It's in my best interest not to look disheveled and suspicious.

    ...unless everyone else also looks disheveled and suspicious.
     
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    More proof that what we have is security theater.
     
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    Aw c'mon-cut the TSA some slack-they were busy looking for 3.5 ounces of toothpaste ;)
     
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    In my experience the smaller airports are much more organized and careful in the express operations than the larger airports.
     
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    Yeah, I always empty my bladder before going through security. I'm always worried that TSA will try to confiscate it if I'm holding too much liquid :D
     
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    Buy enough of these and you can still take it through security as long as it all fits into your quart-size bag.

    (Or you can get the non-sterile ones. Ick! :p )
     
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    Mrs. Perryplatypus is the ER RN at our local hospital. I can probably get them for free :D. Well, at least the used one for sure :confused:
     
  11. viguera
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    Well personally on smaller airports where you have a lot of tarmac walkers like HPN it seems like things are more disorganized and it would be easier for a straggler to just blend in with the wrong group.

    Actually during my last trip from HPN (to ORD) I actually saw a guy walk the wrong way and start walking down back towards the tarmac. He was flagged down by an attentive gate agent that told him which way was out.
     
  12. lili
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    This was at the Commuter Terminal, the same place I saw an impatient young man crash through the security line without stopping and was out the door to the plane before TSA realized there was a problem. They caught him but let him go when he pointed out their line was too slow and his plane was about to take off.

    Yesterday's incident was in the Commuter Terminal baggage claim area were the public can meet arriving passengers. The door he used is a fire exit so is not locked.
     
  13. SC Flier
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    Why don't they just rig the door up to a fire extinguisher so that it sprays anyone who walks out the door? Kind of like those blue dye packs -- but more fun. :)
     
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    And actually useful in case those running out have caught on fire.
     
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    In case anyone is interested, here is an interview with said stowaway.

    The only question is: what's the dude's FT TS/S handle?
     

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