Canada Innocent traveller stuck on airline watch list

Discussion in 'Border Controls, Customs and Immigration' started by Leave no trace, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    Of course this can never happen ...

    Ahmad Ali, a Canadian citizen from Saskatoon man is fed up with being stopped every time he tries to fly within Canada because he has a similar name to someone on a no-fly list.
    The strange thing is that American authorities have granted him a Nexus card to enter the U.S. and he said he has no trouble boarding flights with U.S. airlines.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/09/05/bc-watchlistmistake.html
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Please provide a brief synopsis of a story in addition to the link.

    TUG is not a link farm.
     
  3. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    Ok, edited, is that a long enough synopsis?
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Yup, thanks much!

    By including his name & city it's much more likely to generate search engine matches.
     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    And just wait until this bogus "Trusted Traveler" program is implemented -- people giving up their personal biometric data. Yeah, that'll never be compromised! No mistakes will ever be made there, and nobody will ever end up on a list erroneously!

    I can just see someone sitting in a cell -- "Yes, I am John Doe!" "No, you're not. The database says so." "Then the database contains a mistake. I know who I am!" "No, you don't. The database never makes a mistake."

    Nah, this (expletive deleted) isn't Orwellian. It's all in my imagination.
     
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  6. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    It seems like the only thing we can do for our kids is to name them something unique.

    St3fh3n Sm1th doesn't look that good, but he is unlikely to get a match on any watch list.
    "Say your name" will be interesting though.

    I wonder if anyone would go as far as naming their kid with a QR code?

    [​IMG]
    Of course QR codes can be used for communicating with smurfs.
    Please scan this one :)
     
  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Please tell us what that "QR code" (?!) says!
     
  8. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    "Hands off my genitals, smurf!"
     
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  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Love it!!
     

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