30 May 2017

‘Jihadi London’ WiFi Hotspot Delays Flight

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Amidst the grief and anxiety over the tragic Manchester terrorist attack last week, a Cancun to London Thomson flight was cancelled due to a passenger naming their wi-fi hotspot “Jihadist Cell London 1”.

This distasteful choice caused great distress and worry on board the flight and necessitated security searching of the plane and all passengers on board, after a fellow traveller spotted the wifi network. Thankfully nothing sinister was discovered and the flight was cancelled and re-scheduled for the following day with extra security in place. Whilst this was almost certainly somebody’s idea of a sick joke, in the current high-alert climate this has caused real problems for a number of people, as every possible threat has to be taken seriously.

Aviation security has been tightened following the terrorist attack on Manchester with reports of some American carriers considering the banning of laptops in passenger cabins on all international flights.

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