Results for - I Am Not That Syed Adam Ahmed--I Am A 6-Year Old Boy

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For the second time in three months, 6-year old Syed Adam Ahmed, of Markham, Ontario, was delayed at the airport because the little boy's name pops up on the 'No Fly List

1. For the second time in three months, 6-year old Syed Adam Ahmed, of Markham, Ontario, was delayed at the airport because the little boy's name pops up on the 'No Fly List" as a travel risk. The family's problem came to the public's attention when his father tried to take his son to the Winter Classic game on New Year's Day in Boston. Ahmed snapped a picture of the computer screen showing Adam had been flagged on the "deemed high profile list." Now, a few months later, on their way Edmonton for a family wedding, they again ran into problems checking him in. Have you ever run into problems checking in, because you share a name with someone not allowed to travel/on the "no fly list"?

Never myself
40%
761 votes
Never anyone I know
29%
552 votes
I have run into trouble
4%
73 votes
Someone I know ran into trouble
3%
63 votes
I/someone I know has but for other reasons
2%
29 votes
N/A
43%
827 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
3 votes

2. Air Canada told the family they have no other choice but "to comply with applicable laws and regulations, including the enforcement of security programs including so-called 'no-fly lists' compiled by governments." The family was told to use the child's Aeroplan number when booking/checking him in, as it was a unique identifier, but the family said the boy's Aeroplan number doesn't always work. Do you feel Air Canada needs to address this problem as a special case, or just go along with the "rules"?

Should address this particular problem specifically--it should not be happening over and over
39%
747 votes
They have no choice but to follow the rules
15%
284 votes
Every case is different, but in this case, it should be handled differently
17%
323 votes
No opinion one way or the other/not sure
29%
556 votes

3. The Markham, Ont., family said the delay, while aggravating, isn't as worrisome as the fact that the government and airlines haven't put a system in place to differentiate between a child and a potential threat who shares the same name. But for Grimsby, Ontario teen, Harrison Vien, who turns 18 shortly, this poses a more immediate threat. He wants his name off the no-fly list so that he can one day travel the world. He has had this problem since 2007, when he was flagged on a trip to Florida. Since then it has happened several times, and will continue to happen, unless the system is reviewed. Do you agree that this system needs to be reviewed so cases like this do not occur?

Definitely
50%
963 votes
No, leave things the way they are, for our safety
15%
293 votes
Not sure
33%
635 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
19 votes
03/07/2016 Travel 1910 31 By: Harriet56

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