In a worrying incident of security oversight, Josh Reed was allowed to pass through every checkpoint at London's Stansted airport and travel to Germany on his girlfriend's passport. A mishap that he realised only when he landed in Dortmund. According to Daily Mail, the 6-feet-tall bearded bouncer accidentally picked up his girlfriend's passport before starting off on a holiday. You can be rest assured it was a genuine mistake because his partner looks nothing like him. Well, for starters, Sophie Watkins is 5-feet 2-inches tall. And she doesn't have a beard. While speaking to The Sun, Josh said,
"I thought it was my passport, the lady checked it with my boarding pass. It wasnâ€™t until we landed that I spotted it. It makes you wonder how easy it would be for people that look alike to get through on fake passports."
Josh also expressed his concern over Ryanair Airlines's security glitch as he and Sophie "have different surnames and couldnâ€™t look more different."
While Josh was able to cross through the German border with his driving license, Sophie sent his actual passport for the return flight.
Incidents such as these are a real cause for worry. Only last month, a woman used a fake passport to fly aboard a British Airways flight. Meanwhile, Ryanair has given their assurance that "steps will be taken to prevent a recurrence".