On one occasion [Johnnie Thomas] was told that she had graduated to the exalted status labeled, ‘Not allowed to fly.’ She discovered that there was no method available for having ‘her’ name removed from the DNFL; indeed, one person from her local FBI office dismissively told her to hire a lawyer (although ironically, he refused to identify himself). An employee of the TSA informed her that ‘four other law-abiding John Thomases had called to complain.’
She ain’t got nothing on David Nelson. Every David Nelson in the country knows they’re on the no-fly list. And not being Senators or Congressmen, they have no hope of getting off. It even happens to the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
(Inspired by Mark at BoingBoing.)