Mon, Jul 16, 2007
Misses Flight Due To Confusion Over Name
Add another feared name
to the Transportation Security Administration's terrorist no-fly
list: eight-year-old Bryan Moore.
Fox News reports the young lad was poised to take his first-ever
airplane trip, after visiting his sister in Cortez, CO, when the
ticket agent gave the third-grader some disturbing -- and
surprising -- news.
"They almost got me scheduled in and then the lady just bowed
her head and said, 'We can't get you on this plane, you're a
terrorist,'" Moore said.
The TSA maintains no children are on the no-fly list; if a
child's name does pop up, it's because that name has also been
flagged as an identity for an adult suspect. It's up to the airline
to make the distinction, according to the TSA.
You can see where this is going, right?
Great Lakes Airlines did clear up the matter -- eventually --
and after Moore's flight had already left. He was forced to wait a
day for another flight.
"It's not really fair that I couldn't get home because another
man in the world was a terrorist," Moore said.
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