Lonely Planet Writer

Plane delayed by wifi terror alert

A calm but close call for American Airlines as as cabin panels crack.
An American Airlines plane delayed by wifi terror alert. Image by Aero Icarus / CC BY-SA 2.0

Passengers aboard a plane from Los Angeles to London were delayed by 17 hours after one of them saw a wifi network on her phone that appeared to show a terrorist threat. The passenger showed cabin crew a network called ‘Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork’ as the plane was taxiing, and as a result, the flight was suspended and everybody was told to get off. It was rescheduled for the next day. Read more: travelmole.com