BA flight LAS-LHR lands in Montreal

Old Jul 29, 2015, 5:32 am
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BA flight LAS-LHR lands in Montreal

http://globalnews.ca/news/2137146/th...d-in-montreal/
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Old Jul 29, 2015, 5:56 am
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Our friends at the Daily Mail have also picked up on this - with a slightly more alarmist headline about a bomb threat http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...mb-threat.html
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Old Jul 29, 2015, 6:03 am
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It indeed has diverted due to a bomb threat and as a precautionary measure.
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...reat-1.3171922

According to news it was a bomb threat. Flight landed at 11:00 BST.
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Sky now reporting it was due a 'Suspect Device' being onboard....
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Originally Posted by bradders81
Sky now reporting it was due a 'Suspect Device' being onboard....
Yeah I saw the same thing.

I'm guessing it takes a fairly significant threat to justify a diversion like this? I mean, something a bit more than a bored kid in his bedroom making a phone call? Or is just a "take no chances" policy?
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Or is just a "take no chances" policy?


Would you prefer BA to take a chance!?!

What an utterly daft thing to say, especially as someone who supposedly flies a lot!
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Would you prefer BA to take a chance!?!

What an utterly daft thing to say, especially as someone who supposedly flies a lot!
Given the amount of hoax bomb threats that are made to transport companies, and the fact they have specific policies in place to find out which are "to be taken seriously", I don't see it as daft.

Back in the days of the IRA they actually had code words they were told to use so the operators would know to take them seriously, such was the level of hoax calls.
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Old Jul 29, 2015, 7:25 am
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could be worse cities to be diverted to. i think any airline has to be very careful with any threat. all those westjet flights had to divert a few weeks ago after a rash of fake threats.
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I can't see the newer breed of terrorist abiding by codes as they prefer the shock and awe approach to gain effect unfortunately.

I'm thinking this must have been pretty serious and I for one would be glad the captain took the decision. In my mind, this approach from BA in particular is why I like flying with them. It's a strange thing to say but they certainly have done the marketing job on me!
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404
Given the amount of hoax bomb threats that are made to transport companies, and the fact they have specific policies in place to find out which are "to be taken seriously", I don't see it as daft.

Back in the days of the IRA they actually had code words they were told to use so the operators would know to take them seriously, such was the level of hoax calls.
The world is a very different place from the height of the IRA troubles. Every threat to any Aircraft/Airport is assessed by experts in Counter Terrorism.
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The world is a very different place from the height of the IRA troubles. Every threat to any Aircraft/Airport is assessed by experts in Counter Terrorism.
...But every bomb threat issued against any target by anyone proclaming to be from the IRA was also assessed. Doesn't mean they evacuated the city centre every time some kid with a grduge called 999.
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404
Back in the days of the IRA they actually had code words they were told to use so the operators would know to take them seriously, such was the level of hoax calls.
The students at the London School of Economics knew the prevailing IRA code words in 83-84. Half the lectures for a particularly boring economics lecture were cancelled because calls were made complete with code words.
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I hope they catch who ever made the threat and sue them for the cost of the diversion.

Hang on, wasn't there a judge with a grudge against BA recently????
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Originally Posted by mkjr
could be worse cities to be diverted to. i think any airline has to be very careful with any threat. all those westjet flights had to divert a few weeks ago after a rash of fake threats.
After a string of what turned out apparently to be hoax calls of threats against Westjet flights in the Prairie provinces a few weeks back there was some airline security expert on the news saying that airlines must be seen to be responding to any and all such threats in this day and age. Let's hope BA won't get multiple threats like that, or it could get really expensive for the company and nightmarish for the pax.
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