Turns out those passport checks aren’t as thorough as you might have expected…
A British tourist has accidentally flown the Czech Republic to the UK on his mate’s passport after they took each other’s without knowing.
Allan Poole made it through four passport checks (including two by border security officials) and not a single person noticed.
“I even failed the e-passport gate in Amsterdam and went to a booth and was waved through,” he said.
While it might seem like a case of no-harm-no-foul, his mate Seven Vincent was thoroughly stitched up after being called
Hey, @KLM – you let my friend travel from Prague to Newcastle on my passport (after we swapped by mistake). You shouldn’t have let him on the plane. I’m trapped in Prague. What are you going to do about it?
— Steve Vincent (@SteveVincent23) February 19, 2019