This Is Why You Should Never Send A Terrorist Threat To An Airline On Twitter

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  1. uggboy
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    This Is Why You Should Never Send A Terrorist Threat To An Airline On Twitter

     
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    Instead, send it on Facebook.

    yes, that was a joke.
     
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    You just can't fix stoopit
     
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    Now, that's a dilemma. :D
     
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    Well said.
     
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    This idiot deserves all the crap she's going to get. :rolleyes::mad:
     
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    Twitter has nothing to do with it other than many people saw the threat. The airlines take that stuff seriously no matter how the threat was delivered.
     
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    As they should.
     
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    Idle threats even from young children cannot be just swept under the carpet as "harmless jokes" and "they are just kids"
    As all threats has to be assessed and investigated and that takes time and resources.
    Looking at some of the comments online, I can see why the society is going "downhill" as there are many who are saying "give the kid a break".

    Bring a pipe bomb on board an aircraft, give the kid a break
    Make a terrorist threat, give the kid a break
     
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    Both parties looked pretty "stoopit" for engaging in such amateurish behavior. If the receiving party was truly threatened, they would not have published a silly counter-threat, but just quietly asked twitter to delete the offending post.
     
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    I believe the airline is in no position to assess the threat and has to pass it on to the authorities.
    It did not help the girl that the threat was a public one.

    No comments on the actual phrasing of the response as that is "moot".
    Comment or not, the FBI will be getting the call?
     
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    Including what's overheard at the checkpoint lines.
     
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    The response is the critical element here, as there would've been no news event to discuss otherwise. The quality of that response also brought a multi-billion $ company to the level of a 14 y.o. idiot.
     
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    I am of the opinion that, folks do not have a handle on how to control their kids with access to modern day technology. If you cannot know the "language" they use in the school yard, atleast you can strictly monitor their communication skills and interpersonal behavior ? Tweet/Whatsapp curse is not "just" the boy/girl from class; but a stranger, or ........an airline ! :(:oops::rolleyes:
     
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    It would've gotten some news regardless, as AA certainly would've reported it to the FBI even if they hadn't responded the way they did. And frankly, if their response scared the $*** out that dumb@$$ kid (and it apparently did), then it was worthwhile to send it. And no one in their right mind is going to associate AA with a 14 year old girl for that response, unless they're just trying to make excuses for her. :rolleyes:
     
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    I can't quote the DHS exactly, but recall Tom Ridge saying that they get thousands of such threats referred to them without the public being aware of it. This particular one would likely have been investigated under a low priority and closed after a stern warning to the kid's parents.
     
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    Probably true. I took another look at the article and AA's reply was actually short and to the point.
    They take threats seriously. Details will be sent to FBI.
    Unless there are other posts from AA on this, I actually think the response was professional and reassuring to their other customers.

    The tweet that went viral was Sarah's original tweet?
    I have no twitter account and I do not use tweets so I may be badly misguided....


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    Telling the public that threats against airlines are serious is (in my opinion) right and necessary to deter copycats.
    Also, AA will not be able to tell for sure if Sarah is a real 14 years old, a pseudo, a spoof account or even a hijacked account.
    By addressing the post and reassuring the rest of their followers, I would say (now that I got another look at the report) they did the right thing.
    Maybe its just me but I liked that AA publicly "warned" Sarah.
    And if this story gets big enough, hopefully the authorities will in future have lesser need to waste precious resources and time on bogus threats.

    Edited - Spell check
     
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    The incident was already on TV evening news, and had indeed inspired copicats. :D
    I also don't own a twitter account, so can't be sure if the it's the original or response that made it go viral.
    I understand your point that the publicity got out of hand, but still suspect that a quiet disposition of this "threat" could've been accomplished (as it's normally done).
     
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