What I’ve seen get the most attention is that the Chief Operating Officer of American’s regional carrier, American Eagle, used his security badge to bring his wife airside at DFW airport. This was apparently one of about 140 such violations by a variety of individuals at the airport over the past two years.
But what the rest of the reporting uncovers seems far more shocking to me.
DFW police caught a TSA supervisor taking another worker through an employee door.
Officers seized a badge from a Federal Aviation Administration manager caught using it to board a flight for personal reasons.
And police even stopped an analyst who works for the DFW airport board, the agency that issues the security badges, as she escorted her husband through an employee door to board a flight.
“The vast majority of people working at the airport understand and follow the rules without any problem,” Magana said.