|Quoting SEPilot (Reply 136):|
I am thinking that the stolen passports are red herrings. Why would a terrorist need a stolen passport? While it may be the case if he is unable to obtain a legitimate one, but most people can. I believe all of the 9/11 hijackers had legitimate passports. If it is a suicide mission then it will not matter.
To get on an international flight to a destination for which you need a visa, but not the person you arepretending to be.
|Quoting 345tas (Reply 147):|
To the poster who said terrorists don't care so much what flights they are on, that is demonstrably not the case. By that logic, the 9/11 hijackers would have been happy to have crashed 4 Namibian Dash 8s into the rainforest.
That was me and it depends who your enemy is. The 9/11 terrorists did not blow up airplanes in flight as an act of terror, they flew airplanes into US hallmarks. How about, for example, UTA flight 772 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTA_Flight_772) or the shoe bomber? If we are looking at terrorists who have some beef with Malaysia or China, it is probably more important to target a flight that takes off from KUL
or goes to PEK
and is related to those states in some way. Given that, it could even be an explanation why the flights by EY
were not used. If you try to book a KUL
oneway flight at short notice, the cheapest options at the moment usually are EY
, so the chances that you are getting it offered MH
/CZ without explicitly asking for a specific, unusual routing - like a terrorist (or spotter...) - but for a cheap ticket like the average traveller are good.
I am not saying that it points at terrorists, but it does not rule them out either.[Edited 2014-03-10 07:00:59]
[Edited 2014-03-10 07:02:08]