US 3079 LGA-SDF diverts, security concerns

Old Jan 21, 10, 8:51 am
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US 3079 LGA-SDF diverts, security concerns

No link, has been breaking news on CNN.

US 3079 aka CHQ 3079 LGA-SDF diverts to PHL due to "security concerns"

What was it this time?

Rowdy Pax? Abundance of Caution(tm) Pax in 1A realizes not in First Class?

Given it's a 2~ hr haul on an E145, we know no Spiff on board. Spiff doesn't do RJ's.
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Old Jan 21, 10, 9:00 am
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Somebody must have forgotten that you can't pee on the plane.
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Originally Posted by SDF_Traveler View Post
Abundance of Caution(tm)
A Jewish man decided to pray with his tefillin. It was confused with being a bomb. Gotta love US ScAirways.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...n6123671.shtml
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http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...-82249082.html

Looks like a crewmember mistook a religious item for something else.
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Old Jan 21, 10, 9:02 am
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http://www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=11857658

Flight headed to Louisville makes emergency landing
Posted: Jan 21, 2010 9:37 AM Updated: Jan 21, 2010 9:56 AM

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Aviation sources tell NBC News the flight diverted because of a suspicious passenger...passenger was escorted off the plane by law enforcement.
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Old Jan 21, 10, 9:07 am
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*&!#%*$ !!!

Time for another lawsuit against US Scareways!

*&!#%*$ idiots.
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Gotta love TSA Spin - Prayer is now "disruptive"
Originally Posted by WLKY News
The Transportation Security Administration released the following statement Thursday morning:

"At approximately 8:30 AM EST, The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was notified of a disruptive passenger onboard Chautauqua Airlines flight 3079 from New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Louisville International Airport (SDF).

"The plane was diverted to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), where it landed without incident at approximately 8:50 AM EST.

"Per standard procedures, TSA and law enforcement personnel met the flight. The disruptive passenger was interviewed, the plane was swept with negative findings, and the flight is taxiing to the gate."
(emphasis mine)

Nothing about whether the detained prayer was permitted to continue on his merry way.
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Originally Posted by Philly NBC
The bomb squad, FBI and TSA were are all on the scene as the airport put it's emergency response plan into action.

When they got on board and searched the plane and talked to the teenager, they determined there figured out there was no threat at all, apparently just a cultural misunderstanding.
They brought out the welcome wagon over a "cultural misunderstanding." Heck of a job!
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Old Jan 21, 10, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by bocastephen View Post
*&!#%*$ !!!

Time for another lawsuit against US Scareways!

*&!#%*$ idiots.
They'll just pass the buck to Chautauqua and deny any responsibility.
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Somewhere in Pakistan Osama Bin Laden is reading this article and laughing.
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Old Jan 21, 10, 9:38 am
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OK I can understand the FA might not have known what the guy was putting on, and got worried

what I dont get is why that guy didnt pray before getting on the RJ. He could have prayed starting at appx 6:20am.

Given the choice, Id pray standing in the term over my seat (especially on an RJ) any time.
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Yup, no longer allowed to pray on a flight...must pray in the boarding area. As we have seen in the past couple of years, that also goes over about as well as a fart in a spacesuit with TSA and the inevitable "Abundance of Caution."
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Somebody must have forgotten that you can't PRAY on the plane.
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Originally Posted by DevilDog438 View Post
Nothing about whether the detained prayer was permitted to continue on his merry way.
A later article said he was removed from the plane for questioning.

But the inaccuracy of the times in these articles bothers me. Don't the reporters even bother to check? It's not that inaccurate, but it's so easy to get it exactly right.

3079/21JAN
P LGA/OUT 725A E00:04
P LGA/OFF 749A
P PHL/ON 839A
P PHL/IN 844A
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Originally Posted by RichardKenner View Post
A later article said he was removed from the plane for questioning.
Correct - but there is no follow on information about whether US ScAirways is going to permit this passenger to continue on his intended journey.
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