|Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 12):|
If they weren't ultimately concerned with them blowing up or causing harm aboard AA109 (which I guess they aren't sure of) then why weren't the suspicious people (probably infants or 1970s musicians ) bounced back to the UK off BOS immigration costing AA $5k instead of many multiples of that rebooking passengers and sending a 777 back to LHR?
Hey, I agree, but the no-fly list is the no-fly list, and while not everyone on it is going to blow up the plane, they turn the plane around anyway.
Frankly, if the person was going to blow up the plane, how does turning it around help stop that? And if they were going to hijack it, they can still do so and just turn it back around, right?
So, obviously, the reason to turn the plane around is to send the person back to where they boarded.
If they landed in the USA, then we could say 'send him/her back' but the other country can say 'we don't want him/her either' and then there's a problem. By turning the plane around, it remains the problem of the country who let him in/on in the first place...
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.