“I Am Going Through My Second Childhood,” Says 100-Year-Old US Woman After TSA Glitch Shows Her As 1-Year-Old On Flight Tickets

Mildred Kirschenbaum took to Instagram to share a video of how a TSA glitch deemed her a minor even though she was born in 1923.

by Tashika Tyagi
“I Am Going Through My Second Childhood,” Says 100-Year-Old US Woman After TSA Glitch Shows Her As 1-Year-Old On Flight Tickets

Imagine being almost 101 years old in real life only to be deemed a ‘minor’ while travelling on a flight! Meet Mildred Kirschenbaum, a 100-year-old travel agent who often appears as an “unescorted minor” while travelling by air. Well, this is all because of a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) glitch but it makes for a funny but frustrating experience for Mildred and her family. Read on to know more about the glitch and how Netizens are reacting to it.

100-Year-Old US Woman Turns ‘Minor’ On Flight Ticket Due To TSA Glitch


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Mildred Kirschenbaum is a 100, almost 101-year-old lady living in the USA. A travel agent by profession, she still works and travels often. However, in the past few months, she has been deemed an “unescorted minor” whenever she travels by flight. If you’re wondering why, then this is all due to a TSA glitch that allows you to only use the last two numbers of your birth year while booking flights. So, Mildred, born in the year 1923, can only fill ‘23’ in the birth year box while booking her flights, making her almost one year old in the booking system!

Mildred shared this hilarious experience with a video posted by her daughter on Instagram. Sharing her experience, she further explained how she has to be escorted by a supervisor because she appears as an “unescorted minor” on any airline’s system. They have to see her through security because of the protocol and no one seems to have figured out how to fix this issue yet! While frustrated, Mildred sees the silver lining in this whole situation and says, “Well, I’m going through my second childhood. The unescorted minor!”

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Netizens React To Mildred’s Video & The Hilarious TSA Glitch

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As you can imagine, people couldn’t help but love Mildred Kirschenbaum’s energy and laugh along with this funny technical glitch. Thousands of people commented on her video and showed their love for her story. Here are some comments you cannot miss.


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Some people shared similar experiences and even explained how the authorities could fix this issue.

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This is downright hilarious! We love Mildred’s spirit and hope that TSA can fix this glitch soon! What do you think about this whole situation? Let us know in the comments!

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