Yes Jevia it has changed. In smaller EU airports U.K. flights can be near US flights -- UK is not a part of the Schengen Agreement so there is the passport control issue and with the terrorist attacks in the U.K. there are often additional security checks.This seems very strange since ever time I've flown from Europe to the US, I've had to go through an extra layer of security that exists right before the section in the airport that does US flights. I assumed this was because of 9/11.
Whenever I've flown within Europe, even to the U.K., I've not seen this extra security check. Though I've not flown to the U.K. while in Europe for a few years, so maybe things changed.
Human error is human error and the law of large numbers. If the scanners work properly, and staff use them properly, 99.999% of the time, there will be several dozen errors in the US every single day.I seriously question the devices that scan the boarding passes. After reading enough horror stories about wrong flights, wrong seats, etc., I doubt they do more than make noise with each scan. Shouldn't they be actually checking the info on the boarding passes and sound an alarm at a mismatch? Apparently they don't. Ridiculous!
I agree; if they scanned AND looked, fewer issues would arise.The scanner might have well scanned it as it was a valid pass. It was just at the wrong gate and I don't know if anything would come up on the scanner indicating that to the gate agent. They just don't look, they just scan.