shamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4065 posts, RR: 13 Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 9657 times:
Quoting Gulfstream650 (Reply 8): Too true! I wonder who the two pax who were removed from the back of the plane were................?
Whoever they are, should they be guilty, I would hope they are sporting a couple of bruises now....
Bomb threats are still phoned in on a regular basis, but airlines have sophisticated methods of assesing the threat. It is rare enough that a phone threat ends up in a cancellation - usually it is possible to deduce hoaxes, or even to put in place extra security measures to eliminate any possible threat (re-screen, complete aircraft and pax search, change of aircraft etc). To outright cancel the flights means this was taken quite seriously indeed, and would indicate there was something about the call / threat that made it stand out.
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shanxz From Singapore, joined Apr 2006, 235 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5565 times:
Here's the detailed coverage from Twitter - two passengers on-board the airplane tweeting, and the American Airlines Twitter account engaging them, and other media, actively. Quite a good response from AA it seems
aajfksjubklyn From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 877 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4623 times:
Something is going on and not being told to the public. Last night over NYC fighter planes were all over the place, security at Grand Central 3x's what it normally is, police and National Guard at the LIRR station @ Flatbush Avenue. Its was certainly very very weird.
Oh I don't know, those arrested could have been part of a plan to attack NYC again? Or they received more credible intel on those areas. It very well could have a big involvement into what happened at SFO. The federal agencies are being very quiet about this and there IS a reason.