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Late Traveler Makes Bomb Threat To Catch Flight  
User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2793 posts, RR: 10
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

A late German reporter going to a soccer game called in and made a bomb threat so that his flight could be delayed and he could catch it... but then later asks when the new boarding time will be when there has been no announcement to the public about the delay. He also used his cell phone for the call.

http://www.switched.com/2008/06/16/t...threat-so-he-can-catch-his-flight/

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User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

Not much to say really, except that his execution leaves something to be desired.

Its not the first time this has happened, I want to say a college kid did the same thing on B6 or WN (I forget which) a few years back.
Not a good move. I'm guessing he never got to watch the game.... too bad for him!  sarcastic 



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineGriffAir From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3650 times:

Go to Jail.
Directly to Jail.
Do not pass Go.
Do not collect $200.00 Deutschmarks..uh Euros


User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4312 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3620 times:



Quoting Richierich (Reply 1):
Its not the first time this has happened,

I recall several years ago AA got in trouble because one of its customer service manuals, which was made public, stated that in some South American countries people have a tendency to make a bomb threat when they are running late to catch their flight. I'm not sure what the outcry was over (I believe this was pre-9/11), other than perhaps some people in South America took offense at it.



I'm not a racist...I hate Biden, too.
User currently offlineMSYPI7185 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3491 times:

I have had this happen to me at least twice. The last time someone called in a bomb threat was on a CLT-MSY flt. It was obvious who called in the threat when the passenger arrived about 45 min. later and asked if the flight was still here. They had missed their orig flt and had a 2 hr drive to CLT to make the MSY conx.

Justice was served when the pax just could not keep thier mouth shut and told another pax on the flight what she had done. That pax relayed this info to the F/A, who inturn called the Capt in the cockpit. Needless to say the FBI was waiting for her when the flight landed in MSY.

Unfortunately this is not uncommon and these pax just do not think!!! Like we do not know who called in the threat (in circumstances like this). If she would have kept her mouth shut she would have gotten away with it.

MD


User currently offlineSYDAircargo From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3486 times:

happened before a few years back in DUS a women was running late for her charter flight to a holiday destination think it was PMI so she called and made a bomb thread. Used her own mobile and got caught. not to sure if she got jail time but a hefty fine.

User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

Didn't this happen to a HP/US Express flight maybe last year or now two years ago out of MFR headed to PHX? Late passenger for the CRj flight called in a bomb threat, plane returned to the airport and the passenger shows up that late, hhmmmmmmm, think it was MFR.

User currently offlineDurangoMac From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 699 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

I personally think that anyone that calls in a fake bomb threat should be given a very public and humiliating sentence. I didn't work a day that a bomb threat was made at the airport I worked at but the day after the airport was still trying to recover because it disrupted so much. I have just one word to label those people who make those fake bomb threats, IDIOTS!

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3260 times:



Quoting SYDAircargo (Reply 5):
happened before a few years back in DUS a women was running late for her charter flight to a holiday destination think it was PMI so she called and made a bomb thread. Used her own mobile and got caught. not to sure if she got jail time but a hefty fine.

Actually, she used her boyfriends phone at the time and called in the hoax to try and get out of flying away on holidays with him because her parents wouldn't approve of her going with him. IIRC, she got a 2 year suspended sentence.

I was going to go spotting in DUS that day, but I opted to drive up to AMS instead.



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineRP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

A few years ago, in Europe, this businessman was running late for his flight. He had his secretary call the airline for him (he was "too busy" to dial himself) and then he'd pick up the phone once she got connected. He then called in a bomb threat for the flight he was trying to catch. When he got to the airport to check in for his delayed flight, he was arrested. Seems that his secretary, being very businesslike, told the airline "hi, pleaee hold...Mr Anderson (or whatever his name was) would like to speak with you. When "Mr Anderson" checked in at the airport, the police had already been alerted.

User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

Stupid. Just plain stupid. Period.

User currently offlineMSYPI7185 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2638 times:



Quoting DurangoMac (Reply 7):
I personally think that anyone that calls in a fake bomb threat should be given a very public and humiliating sentence. I didn't work a day that a bomb threat was made at the airport I worked at but the day after the airport was still trying to recover because it disrupted so much. I have just one word to label those people who make those fake bomb threats, IDIOTS!

I have to disagree completely. I have worked at least 4 flights that had bomb threats. It is extremely time consuming and costly. Other pax are affected as they miss connections, business meetings and appointments, etc. Once we had to empty half of B-Con in CLT because the threat was flight specific, but not enough information could be obtained from the caller. This included deplaning flights that were in the process of boarding. This threat affected at least 10 flights.

A bomb threat is a fake only if none is found!


User currently offlineMax777geek From Italy, joined Mar 2007, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2519 times:



Quoting Elite (Thread starter):
He also used his cell phone for the call.

What a genius, must have been a "right before a coffee" matter of five minutes and a half to arrest him...


User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2507 times:



Quoting MSYPI7185 (Reply 11):
Quoting DurangoMac (Reply 7):
I personally think that anyone that calls in a fake bomb threat should be given a very public and humiliating sentence. I didn't work a day that a bomb threat was made at the airport I worked at but the day after the airport was still trying to recover because it disrupted so much. I have just one word to label those people who make those fake bomb threats, IDIOTS!

I have to disagree completely. I have worked at least 4 flights that had bomb threats. It is extremely time consuming and costly.

Sounds like you actually AGREE.


User currently offlineDispatchguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

When I was at American Eagle/Executive Dispatch, I had a newlywed couple do that in front of the gate agent on an SJUAUA flight.

The bomb squad comes out, dumps the baggage, every points to theirs, and it is physically searched.

Newlywed couple gets hauled off to jail. Her comment was that since the flight was oversold (it was just prior to Christmas, 2001, and 2 weeks or so after the Richard Reid shoe bomber), she thought the bomb in her baggage would enjoy the flight.

Newlywed couple is arrested and hauled off to a Puerto Rican jail; there were 4 empty seats on that flight - theirs and some misconnecting passengers - had she kept her big trap shut she couldve enjoyed an Aruban Christmas; instead she got to enjoy that Puerto Rican jail hospitality....

We took a 4 hour security delay; crew almost timed out, we took a delay in the morning for crew rest (same crew in and out of AUA).



Nobody screws you better than an airline job!
User currently offlineKingCavalier From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 1302 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

This is rather common, usually a disgruntled employee, a kid playing a prank or a passenger running late for a flight.

You might remember this incident on a NW flight in SEA last year -

http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=6846446



Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13967 posts, RR: 63
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2217 times:



Quoting GriffAir (Reply 2):
Go to Jail.
Directly to Jail.
Do not pass Go.
Do not collect $200.00 Deutschmarks..uh Euros



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 8):


Quoting SYDAircargo (Reply 5):
happened before a few years back in DUS a women was running late for her charter flight to a holiday destination think it was PMI so she called and made a bomb thread. Used her own mobile and got caught. not to sure if she got jail time but a hefty fine.

Actually, she used her boyfriends phone at the time and called in the hoax to try and get out of flying away on holidays with him because her parents wouldn't approve of her going with him. IIRC, she got a 2 year suspended sentence.

I was going to go spotting in DUS that day, but I opted to drive up to AMS instead

Not just this, DUS was closed for almost a whole day while the police bomb squad searched the airport and aircraft, hundreds of flights diverted. The offending couple got sued by the airport and the airlines for damages, they got sentenced o pay back more than a million Euros, this means they will be in debt for the rest of their lives and all their income above the social welfare minimum will be seized to pay the debts. Add to this the costs for searching the airport.

Jan


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

Unbelieveable stupid!

Hopefully he will pay the rest of his life for that hoax!


User currently offlineAndyinPIT From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

So wait, did he make the game or not?










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