Why airlines won’t tell you about threats against flights

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    Airline threats can be crippling affairs – grounded planes, sifting through baggage, poring over passenger manifestos, in depth investigations by the local authorities, passenger vouchers and free flights, lost business – it all adds up, costing tens of thousands of dollars.

    Now multiply that by five.

    Since June 27, WestJet has received four bomb threats and one unspecified threat.

    “I’m sure in these cases, the airline probably figures there’s a really low probability of them being legitimate,” says Fred Lazar, an aviation analyst and professor at the Schulich School of Business. “However, what if you’re wrong and you end up with catastrophic consequences?”

    Read More: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/how-airlines-deal-with-threat-200921784.html
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