Travel Woman who made it on Delta flight without a ticket or boarding pass says ‘it’s not my fault’

22:30  24 october  2019
22:30  24 october  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

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The woman who managed to board a Delta flight out of Orlando insists that she bought a ticket at a kiosk, accidentally chucked her boarding pass on her way to the plane, and was let through all the screening checkpoints with just a selfie on her phone.

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“It’s their fault,” she told WKMG-TV on Tuesday. “This is not my fault.”

She said she does not have a driver’s license so could not show that as ID.

But officials searching garbage bins for 45 minutes and the Delta representatives who said tickets aren’t sold at kiosks, as well as the woman’s lack of proof of a ticket purchase even though she ostensibly paid by credit card, told a different story.

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When the woman – whom WKMG did not identify at her request – flashed her selfie photo to the flight attendant after being called out for taking up a paying passenger’s seat, no one bought it.

An argument ensued, and the woman was eventually escorted off the plane, cursing and acting “belligerent,” according to one passenger. The flight was delayed for three hours while everyone was re-screened and patted down.

At the same time, airport personnel insisted as adamantly as the non-passenger that there was no security breach. No crime has been committed, authorities determined, and no charges would be filed, the FBI told WKMG.

Orlando International Airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell told WKMT that the airport “continues to work closely with all federal agencies involved in the incident and is confident in the viability of the screening process at Orlando International Airport.”

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