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A woman stowed away on a Southwest flight yesterday that was going to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). She wanted to see Beyoncé and somehow boarded the plane unticketed for the flight.
@SouthwestAir I am so mortified that someone was able to sneak on our flight today without actually having a ticket.. How many other times has this happened? This is a security issue that needs to be addressed… Is there some compensation that you can provide? pic.twitter.com/Fi8Pz3bUUS
— Uncle Johnny's Sewing Machine (@Cee_dot_Moody) September 27, 2023
The manifest showed that there should have been room for one more passenger, but a count resulted in every seat being filled. Southwest does not assign seats, so they had to check every passenger’s ID against the manifest. It took over 40 minutes until the woman was found in the back of the plane.
Once discovered the woman in a Beyoncé Renaissance tour T-shirt was asked to deplane. It’s unclear how she got through security and made it onto the flight without a boarding pass. The New York Post reported that @Cee_dot_moody’s followers speculated that the woman had a ticket for another flight and used it to sneak onboard the flight to New Orleans in hopes of being able to get to the concert.
Anthony’s Take: It’s amazing that this woman was able to get on the plane and that she almost got to fly to New Orleans on this flight. The gate agent should have had a better handle on who was getting on the plane.
(Featured Image Credit: @Cee_dot_moody via Twitter/X.)
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