A Chicago man is outraged about airport security after a disturbing incident that occurred this week while he was trying to fly home.
Brad Gertz says he was trying to catch an American Airlines flight out of Philadelphia. But when he tried to check in, he was informed someone else had been given his boarding pass and took an earlier flight.
Gertz was about to fly American’s skies, when he was told he had already left.
They gave his boarding pass to someone else, he says.
That someone else got through security.
- Aviation expert Joe Schwieterman says the incident shows a breakdown of the system.
“Multiple failures had to occur for this passenger to get through with the wrong ID and when you let people through when they’re not matching names, the whole essence of the system fails.”
CBS 2 reached out to the TSA, which did not call back.