Woman used man's passport

Airport security bosses have been left red-faced after a woman managed to fly to the Canary Islands using her husband's passport.

Andrea Cole picked up the wrong one when leaving her Cardiff home for a holiday with her mum and did not realise her mistake until minutes before take-off.

She had already passed through two sets of checks at Cardiff International Airport - and was then allowed through immigration at Fuerteventura without the error being spotted, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Mrs Cole, a self-employed computer technician, said: "I just couldn't believe what had happened. You would expect people to double check in this day and age."

Thomas Cook Airlines have apologised and a Cardiff International Airport spokeswoman said they were "disappointed" by the incident.

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