‘Serial Stowaway’ Succeeds Again

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The “serial stowaway” has allegedly succeeded again in boarding a flight without a boarding pass to Florida this time. This is crazy to me! I feel like I have a hard time getting through security (with my carry-on) and on to the plane sometimes with a ticket. How is it possible that this lady is able to talk her way past TSA, gate agents and actually make it onto a plane without a ticket? As sad as this lady’s story is, I think that the real issue here is the lack of security that must be present to allow this to happen.

‘Serial Stowaway’ Succeeds Again

As reported by, USA Today, Hartman, 63 “faces felony fraud charges and a misdemeanor trespassing charge after allegedly hitching a ride on a flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Jacksonville International Airport Sunday and then posing as a guest of the resort, according to the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.”

This isn’t the first time that Hartman has succeeded in boarding a plane without a ticket either. Last August, Hartman apparently stowed away on a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles. Obviously, since she has been arrested many times for trying to board flights without a ticket, she  must do this often. But, to actually make it on a plane more than once without a ticket is crazy to me! Whether she is dangerous or not, I think that officials should seriously consider looking at the loop-hole that this lady has found in airport security.

Bottom Line

This story points out what seems like a a real security issue. Regardless of who this lady is and what her story is, how is she able to breach security like this? What do you think about this story?

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