|Quoting pdx (Reply 42):|
Maybe he was trying to find Mrs. Ada Quonsett?
Was he carrying a men's wallet
|Quoting cloudboy (Reply 54):|
What I have to wonder about, though, is how did a 9 year old know enough about how air travel works to figure out how to get through security and onto a plane. And enough to know to pick a 767 heading for Vegas.
Several possible answers:
1. He and his family traveled by air before.
2. The day before, when he stole someone's luggage and eat a meal without paying, he likely eyed the security check-point and observed.
3. He has seen movies or even news clips showing passengers going through security checkpoints and board planes at the gates. Again, he watched & learned.
4. In terms of knowing how to pick out a 767; I, for one, am a bit shocked that this question is even asked here given the nature of this website/forum. The kid may indeed be a plane/airline enthusiast (future A.netter perhaps if he's not in the slammer by 13) and knew how to identify various airliners. When I was 9, I was already able to identify the various airliners that existed back then; granted, the various types varied more in appearance than planes do today.
|Quoting Yflyer (Reply 24):|
I think we just might have the next Frank Abagnale, Jr. here.
Anyone for a sequel, Catch Me If You Can II
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981