My passport is damaged – can I still use it to board a flight?


Last week, a 22-year-old British man was not allowed to board a flight to the Caribbean because his passport had a small rip in it.

James Adams was booked onto a Tui flight to Aruba with his parents, brother and sister but was denied boarding at the gate due to the damaged documentation.

His mother, Claire, told The Sun: “The most obnoxious woman came over, she was shouting from across the airport, ‘He’s not travelling, he won’t get in Aruba. He’s not going.’”

“I was trying to calm him down because I didn’t want him to get arrested,“ Claire added.

In the end, James and his brother stayed behind while the rest of the family travelled to Aruba. Hearing this, a number of journalists on the Telegraph…

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