Which is worse: the TSA or Air France?

An Air France co-pilot was arrested for making a bomb threat. What he actually said was

    `Well, what do you think, I have a bomb on me?’

This arrest was about as brilliant as detaining the teenager in Boston who put a note in his luggage saying he didn’t have a bomb.

Annoying, but par for the course for the TSA. Except in this case it wasn’t just a single passenger delayed, or even a concourse evacuated — the Air France 747 flight had to be cancelled. And — blame both the TSA and Air France — the disserviced passengers weren’t even given a hotel room for the night. Most slept in the airport and made it out on the 10:30am flight the next morning.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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