I take the same flight with the same company between two European neighboring countries once a month.
My boarding passes are on my smartphone, but as I book my flights months in advance, I often have 3 or 4 boarding passes on my phone.
During my previous flights, I noticed the security agents at the airport seem not to be really careful, so I decided to test them, trying to enter in my flight with the boarding pass for next month (legally bought, but valid only next month)
There are 3 security checkpoints in this airport:
- First, before cabine luggage X-ray, someone from the company ask for people to show their boarding pass. So I showed the "wrong" pass on my smartphone, she looked at it a quarter of a second and wish me a pleasant flight... First "security" checkpoint DONE
- Then, where your cabine luggage is X-rayed, they ask for the boarding pass, and the QR code printed on it is read by a machine. I expected to be caught at this moment but the light turns green!
So I was allowed to enter in international area with a wrong boarding pass! What is checked at this moment ? Only if the QR code is valid ? If so, the date is not checked, which IMO is not normal. I'm not into IT security, but I guess it's not that hard to generate false QR codes to enter in any international area all around the world, which is a little bit freaky…
Second "security" checkpoint DONE
- Finally, at the boarding gate, the light turns red when I presented the wrong card ; so I apologized, showed the right one and finally entered the flight.
This happens one month ago. Last week, I took the same flight again and showed the same boarding pass to enter in international area (which was the "good" one that time). And I was allowed again to enter, which means one can enter multiple times with the same boarding pass.
I don't know how to deal with this situation.
Should I report my experience to the airport? Should I be worried about "security"?
Or is it just normal?