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Submitted by Raybury (United States), Aug 3, 2010 at 11:01

I have been reluctant to get too worked up by the video since I understood the context to be at the boarding area; I have not flown in Canada and have had a variety of experiences overseas, but in the U.S. I only have my ID checked at the security checkpoint (and at the check-in counter if checking a bag).

Your observation of a veiled woman going through security unidentified, and the Pearson informant's comments, makes this something that should be addressed. Airline workers said to be making $12-15/hour can certainly be insistent about less life-and-death matters like baggage fees.

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