Kim Kardashian didn’t know she was breaking airline rules because she always flies private: friends
JFK breach no surprise
By TARA PALMERI, PHILIP MESSING and NATALIE O’NEILL
February 15, 2013NY Post
Airheads Kim and Kanye had no clue they were breaking the rules when they sparked a major security breach at JFK — because they simply aren’t used to traveling with peons.
Kim Kardashian’s preference for private planes — and her ignorance about the rules of flying with the masses — likely caused the security snafu that delayed takeoff by an hour, Kardashian’s friends told The Post.
That’s because the big-bootied socialite is unfamiliar with pesky public-security checkpoints, a pal said.
“Kim normally flies private, so she’s not used to going through security,” said a source, adding a private jet is usually written into her contracts if she travels for business.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if Kim’s security team arranged it privately to avoid all of the chaos” — and two boneheaded VIP service employees at American Airlines complied, the pal added.
Another source close to the couple added Kardashian and her rap-star beau Kanye West felt guilty for making travelers wait on Tuesday, as they were returning from Carnival in Brazil.
“They felt really bad — and they had no idea,” she said.
Two star-struck American Airlines workers used a secure pass to usher Kimye around a screening checkpoint and into a nonpublic area — a stunning breach that prompted airport officials to yank them off the plane.
The stars — who are expecting their first child in July — were then given a private screening in a nearby jetway, contributing to a 50-minute delay.
The ordeal prompted an investigation, and the Port Authority later fingered American Airlines workers Rose Nico-Migovers and Sabria Thomas-Valezs.
They were cited with a “breach of rules” by the agency, a charge that could result in suspension or loss of SIDA (Secure Identification Display Area) privileges, which are issued to employees allowing them to skip lines and get to their jobs on time.
And they’re not the only ones who may have broken the rules, officials said.
The TSA may have also violated standard protocol by not rescreening all passengers once the celebrity couple were hauled off the Los Angeles-bound plane, a veteran law-enforcement officer said.