Monday, January 25, 2010

'Unusually high' number of people on no-fly list trying to board US-bound planes...

From the Mirror:

Heathrow Terminal 1 (Pic:Getty)

Two men were stopped boarding US-bound planes at Heathrow days before Britain's terror threat was raised to "severe".

News of the incidents came hours after Home Secretary Alan Johnson lifted the threat level amid fears that al-Qaeda is planning an attack.

The new level, which means an attack is reckoned "highly likely", is second only to "critical".

Security sources say an Egyptian was stopped last Saturday as he tried to board an American Airlines flight to Miami. A man from Saudi Arabia was banned from boarding a United Airlines flight to Chicago the next day and sent back to Saudi.

The incidents and the raised threat level follow the failed Christmas Day bombing on a plane over Detroit.

Anti-terror officials said the past week had seen an "unusually high" number of people on their no-fly list trying to board US-bound planes.


revereridesagain said...

If enough of them keep trying, eventually they find out who is NOT on the no-fly list and can therefore get on the plane, right?

Pastorius said...

I'm guessing they've found several already.

Epaminondas said...

They send these guys HOME?

We have a lot of room on Diego Garcia.
Maybe Mcmurdo Sound. Yes much better.
No fences needed.