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Airline Shows Osama Flying First Class to D.C.

Right now, paperless boarding passes or electronic boarding passes are really starting to take off. For those of you who don't know, paperless boarding passes usually involve downloading your boarding pass onto your phone and just bringing up the bar code when you get to the gate. It's the more modern version of printing your boarding pass at home.

British Airways is one such airline that offers this service. However, it seems as though someone at BA was goofing around with an upcoming article detailing the service and used 'Osama Bin Laden' as the passenger name on the plane ticket. Unfortunately, no one noticed and the piece, showing Osama flying first class to Washington, was published in an airport magazine.

British Airways has said the image was a mistake and that it is investigating its source.

"A mistake has been made in this internal publication and we are working to find out how this occurred," spokeswoman Michele Kropf told ABC News.

  • sliem
    Maybe he's making amends.
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  • intelpatriot
    Those Brits
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  • Parsian
    human error but all that means, the method implemented is useless
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  • intelpatriot
    Noone would dare do this in the United States; not if they wanted to keep their job, healthcare, career.
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  • Zoonie
    I found it hillarious :D
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  • Kelavarus
    Parsianhuman error but all that means, the method implemented is useless
    It doesn't sound like this has anything to do with the method. Just someone used a bad picture in an article. Funny, but bad choice.
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  • weilin
    Well the US Intelligence Agencies now has a date, time, airport, gate and even which seat the guy is gonna be in... they can't possibly screw this one up now...
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  • Pyroflea
    weilinWell the US Intelligence Agencies now has a date, time, airport, gate and even which seat the guy is gonna be in... they can't possibly screw this one up now...
    Don't kid yourself, they haven't been able to find this man for 9 years, I doubt they'll be able to track down a random civilian with any more ease.
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  • asiaprime
    I feel like an idiot... I read it as obama... I was thinking why would obama fly first class when he's got af1?
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  • omnimodis78
    PyrofleaDon't kid yourself, they haven't been able to find this man for 9 years, I doubt they'll be able to track down a random civilian with any more ease.Are you that naïve? You really think that not one single person in the USA intel grid actually knows where he is? Come on...
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