Not to be accused of racial profiling, airlines started randomly pulling people and checking their person and their luggage thoroughly. That, and the no fly list, have been designed to keep our airports safer, but what happens if they get it wrong. Recently, someone showed up on the no fly list you probably wouldn't expect: an 18 month old little girl.
Little Riyanna and her parents went through an airport in Ft. Lauterdale, Florida and were already boarded on a Jet Blue flight when they were stopped by airport airport employees working in security careers and asked to get off. They were told their daughter was tagged as no fly and they needed to return to the terminal. The parents, who are both of Middle Eastern descent but were born and raised in New Jersey, believe their daughter was tagged because of her heritage.
The airport had a different opinion. "TSA did not flag this child as being on the no-fly list," Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Sterling Payne told CNN. "TSA was called to the gate by the airline and after talking to the parents and confirming through our vetting system, TSA determined the airline had mistakenly indicated the child was on a government watch list."
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