A 13-year employee of American Airlines is baffled and financially crushed, having been told he was no longer welcome at his job after being placed on the TSA’s “no fly” list.
Luis Montano had worked for American Airlines for more than a decade and traveled all around world, but he recently told NBC Miami, ‘In July I traveled, and in August, I’m told I’m on the no fly list.’
Just like that, Montana was no longer allowed to fly, and he was not even given a reason. He simply found himself on the list and no one to speak with about it.
After being put on the list, Montano was told to go home by his employer. For months, Montano was without work, and he says the bills had piled up. He says he’s spent hours, days looking for information to get his name off the list. Could it be a case of mistaken identity? No one would answer him.
The Department of Homeland Security provided little information, only that they were going to be looking in to his case. In the meantime, American Airlines said it would continue to comply with TSA regulation, and said there are a definite possibility Montano could permanently lose his job with the airline.
Since the NBC affiliate first contacted Homeland Security about Montano he has received a letter saying he is no longer listed as a potential terrorist. Still, no answers or explanations were given.