Woman flies from England to India on husband's passport

Woman flies from England to India on husbands passport

The passenger was able to check-in and clear her boarding without any hassle, and flew 4,200 miles to India.

By Web Report

Published: Wed 2 May 2018, 2:04 PM

Last updated: Wed 2 May 2018, 7:56 PM

In a shocking incident of airport security lapse, an Indian woman was able to fly from Manchester to India on her husband's passport.
Geeta Modha, 55, owner of a bridal boutique in Rusholme, England, was flying to India on a business trip when she accidentally picked up her husband Dilip's passport in a hurry.
However, she did not realise the error until she reached Delhi airport and started filling an immigration form. Surprisingly, Modha was able to check-in and clear her boarding without any hassle and flew 4,200 miles (6,800 km approximately) to India. Moreover, Modha had a stop-over in Dubai before she flew to India and the need to show her passport did not arise as she has an Overseas Citizenship of India card.
Modha, from Heaton Moor, Stockport, was quoted as saying in MSN News, "It's scary and worrying that people aren't checking properly. The fact that they say they are so strict on security in airports but you can do this in 2018 is terrible."
She added, "At check-in, the staff member even made me move stuff from one bag to another because it was 2kg excess and yet let me travel with the wrong passport."
However, at the Indian airport, officials made Modha travel back to Dubai to wait for her own passport, which was eventually flown to her.
Modha, who is a mother of two and frequently flies to India, said that had the error been flagged at check-in she would have had time to ask someone to bring her own passport to the terminal. "They only looked at my surname - not at my first name or the picture?" The incident is being investigated.

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