People are often so engrossed in their mobile devices when they’re out and about that they tend to run into embarrassing situations. YouTube hosts ample videos of people bumping into others, falling down stairs, slipping badly etc when they’re walking with eyes glued to their mobile device. This might not sound like much once you hear what one man’s undivided attention to his iPad did at Sydney airport. It caused a security breach and forced flights to be delayed, all because he couldn’t look up to see exactly where in the airport he was headed to.
According to local reports the incident happened on Saturday morning when a man disembarked from a flight that landed at Sydney airport. He was so engrossed in his iPad that he bypassed security screening through exit passage without possibly even knowing what he had just done.
Security officials saw this on CCTV and since they were not aware of what had just happened, they felt it was best to have the entire Terminal 3 cleared. This meant that all of the passengers in the terminal had to be re-screened by security causing flights to be delayed by about an hour.
The man walked out of the airport without causing any further inconvenience to other passengers. He has not been identified in local reports and his version of the story is nowhere to be found, so I guess we’ll never know just what was keeping him glued to his iPad.