, counsel in the firm’s Legislative & Public Policy Group
, was quoted in a recent USAToday
story about a nine-year-old boy that was able to sneak on an airline flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas without a ticket. Sural’s comments focused on the importance of partners at checkouts and airlines to work together. "Consultation happens more often than not, but we all tend to assume the other guy has verified something that raises a concern," he said.
Sural noted that the incident was not a significant breach of security. "Security worked because of the layers: an ID check failed, but physical screening ensured nothing entered the sterile area or aircraft that would be harmful."