“Airline, Airport Employees Caught Abusing Security Badges”
“But that didn’t stop an off-duty Continental Airlines worker from using his badge to put his family in a van at a cargo facility and then drive them across the airport ramp to terminal E.
A police report said the worker told officers he, his wife and two children were “cutting through the terminal to catch a flight home to Ohio.”
DFW police seized his security badge. A spokeswoman for United Airlines, which merged with Continental, said the worker involved no longer works for the company.
Just three weeks ago, DFW police seized a badge belonging to the Fred Cleveland, a senior vice president and chief operating officer at American Eagle Airlines.
A report obtained by NBC 5 Investigates said officers caught Cleveland “escorting his wife through the employee portal to meet with his daughter who was flying in.”
A spokeswoman for American Eagle said “Mr. Cleveland has a full understanding of what the rule is and will complete re-training to get his badge back. He does regret the error.”