TSA = Transportation Stupidity Assholes

Posted: July 1, 2011 by Sean M. in FAIL, Funniest End of Civilization Evah, Lame, Transportation Stupidity Assholes

Oh, for fuck’s sake

A Nigerian man flew from New York to Los Angeles using an expired boarding pass that belonged to someone else, media outlets reported Thursday morning. Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi reportedly boarded Virgin America Flight 415 at New York’s JFK International Airport bound for Los Angeles on Friday.

At this time, investigators are suggesting that Noibi is a tourist rather than a terrorist. Noibi apparently went through and cleared the physical screening process, but no one caught the invalid travel documents.

Well, I’m certainly glad that we’ve determined after the fact that this guy wasn’t a terrorist. Lucky–damn lucky–for everyone on the plane.

The article goes on to mention that the flight crew didn’t notice that they had an extra passenger until the flight was in the air, that the boarding pass was not only out of date but may have also been stolen from another traveler at JFK, and that he was let go and only arrested when he showed up again at LAX and tried to get on another plane. Other reports I’ve seen have said that they allowed him to board with an I.D. that didn’t have a photo and that investigators found ten more fake or stolen boarding passes in his bags.

But, yeah, let’s make sure to check the diaper of some wheelchair-bound old woman who’s dying of cancer.

Stupid fucking assholes.

  1. aliceaitch says:

    Let’s use some common sense here.

    A terrorist isn’t going to board a plane with a stolen boarding pass, there’s too much risk of getting caught. A terrorist’s papers will be in order, as will his adult diapers.

    The TSA needs to utilize some *real* profiling – they need to only be looking at the people who don’t look a bit suspicious.

    • Sean M. says:

      What the TSA needs to do, see, is require that all male passengers have to have beards (fake or not) and all females cover up head to toe in burqas.

      Also, let’s have every passenger pray toward Mecca every day several times.

      Voila! No profiling!

      Problem solved.

    • MikeD says:

      “Let’s use some common sense here.”

      We’re still talking about TSA, right? If they won’t fucking use it, I don’t see why I should have to.

    • Gundo says:

      I rather doubt that’s the extraordinarily successful method used by El Al.

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