Starstruck airline staff allows Kim and Kanye to bypass security checkpoint

21 February 2013 / 3 years 8 months ago

Photo: ReutersUNITED STATES - Is their celebrity status so huge that they can bypass security?According to a report in The New Paper, it sure seemed that way for US reality TV star Kim Kardashian and US rapper Kanye West.The couple arrived from Brazil at JFK Airport in New York last Tuesday morning (Feb 12) on their way to Los Angeles, when a starstruck American Airlines staff helped them bypass a security checkpoint.The US Transportation Security Administration said in a statement to E! News that upon learning of the violation, TSA officials "conducted a private screening of the two passengers in the area of the jetway".It added that Kardashian, 32, and West, 36, were "cleared to board their flight, which departed after a delay of approximately 50 minutes"."Kim normally flies private, so she's not used to going through security," a source told the New York Post, adding a private jet is usually written into her contracts if she travels for business.

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