Flight attendant spills beans on ‘secret door’ that lets crew skip security

A former flight attendant has revealed why pilots and cabin crew can avoid going through security before getting on the plane.

In a TikTok video, Kat Kamalani, who worked as an air hostess in the US, spills the beans on how cabin crew are vetted so they can bypass the annoying security check at airports.

They even have their own "secret little door" they can access with a badge.

She says: "Have you ever been in the airport and you thought 'where's all the flight attendants and the pilots? Why are they not going through security?'

"I'm gonna tell you where we actually go.

"So, at most major airports, we have something that's known as KCM or Known Crew Member, and what this is, is when we're hired we get an extensive background check on us.

"We get our fingerprints done, it's a whole entire process.

"So we can actually go through a secret little door, show our badge, show our Known Crew Member, it gets scanned and we just walk right through, we don't have to do security."

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Kat said cabin crew will sometimes be subject to random spot checks, just to be extra safe.

She adds: "So if you do see a flight crew member going through security, sometimes we randomly get picked, so when we're scanning our badges it says you have to go through security and we get walked to the very front to just go through like everybody else.

"But we do get to bypass the three-ounce rule, we can have more liquids than that."

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The clip has been liked more than 77,000 times on the video-sharing app and people were intrigued.

"I always wondered this," gushed one fan.

Someone else said: "I have a security clearance and yet I still have to go through it. That’s not fair."

A third user commented: "Did people not know this already? I’m not a flight crew member but have known this for years."

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