A ticketless woman sneaks aboard a Southwest Airlines flight undetected.

 
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New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Wed, Aug 6, 2014 - A ticketless woman managed to sneak aboard a Southwest Airlines flight undetected at San Jose Airport and fly to Los Angeles in at least the second major security breach involving a stowaway there this year. The ticketless passenger, 62-year-old Marilyn Jean Hartman, was arrested on Monday after arriving in Los Angeles on a Southwest flight when a headcount turned up an extra passenger before the plane continued on to Phoenix, said a San Jose airport spokeswoman. Hartman, who had been nabbed earlier this year in an unsuccessful stowaway attempt at San Francisco Airport, was arrested after she couldnat produce a boarding pass, officials said. She was the second stowaway at San Jose Airport in the last four months, after a 15-year-old Somali immigrant boy scaled a security fence, climbed into a plane wheel well and managed to survive a flight to Hawaii. Officials said Hartman managed to slip past a document check by TSA agents by posing as a member of a family group, though she and her baggage were screened by agents, and to board the plane and fly without a ticket. But the two stowaway incidents were very different in nature, the spokeswoman said. "Our airport was absolutely not a factor in this situation, though we are cooperating with an investigation by TSA and Southwest officials,"...

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