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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by uggboy, May 25, 2015.
Air France flight to New York's JFK escorted after threat - report
Why even hi-jack or put a bomb on a plane when a simple phone call makes the military scramble jets and disrupt travel?
They know about the "fear factor" and they know how to instill such fear without doing actually anything beside calling and as you pointed out, everyone gets scrambled and yes, they get a massive amount of attention in the press too. But, it's better to be safe than sorry.
Here's more coverage, looks like they wanted attention, and they got it, it sounds nearly otherworldly what "a simple threatening phone call" can do:
Threats to 6 international flights cause scare but later deemed not credible
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners on Monday, possibly from the same source, caused a scare involving at least six international flights at airports in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
Authorities said the threats did not appear to be credible. They described searches done on the jets as a precaution.