So how was he able to board the Emirates Airlines flight to Dubai?
“It takes a few hours for the airlines system to catch up,” a senior administration official tells ABC news.
Another senior administration official adds that Emirates refreshes their system to update with US intelligence information periodically – but not frequently.
In any case, the first official says that airlines were “within minutes” of Shahzad being put on the no-fly list told to “look at a web-board” and manually check its passenger manifest against the news on the web board.
“That appears to not have happened” the official says. “For whatever reason there was a breakdown at the Emirates level.”
Oh ok, it was Air Emirates fault the guy got on the plane.................