Hijackers Beware

Several times a day, as an emergency service travel agent, I get updates about news from around the world.

Strikes, floods, earthquakes, blizzards, diseases and country unrest. Oh boy! All the cheery, fun stuff – not!.

So, when I see a story like this on our feed, it makes me deliriously ecstatic.

Passengers foil Turkey ‘hijacking’
Source website: aljazeera.net

A hijack attempt on a Turkish Airlines flight from Norway to Istanbul has been foiled by passengers.

Turkish media, citing security officials, said a Turkish passenger on board the Boeing 737-800 stormed the cockpit less than an hour before arrival in Turkey on Wednesday.

Officials said the man claimed to have a bomb and demanded the aircraft return to Oslo.

But passengers on the flight tackled the suspect and the plane landed safely at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport at 1930GMT, media reports said

I don’t know any of the 60 passengers on board (including crew). Our agency did not have any on this flight, but I do know I want them to be on my next flight. Any of the I’m-not-taking-your-crap-anymore people would be my preferred seat partner. Come to think of it, anyone else who decides they want to fight and tackle terrorists – come on board. I think they deserve to fly free.

I know in this case the man had “issues” (don’t we all?) and if you ask me, I’d say terrorists have “issues” and “psychological” problems in general, but I digress.

If we all pumped some iron and took some defense classes, would we be safe to fly? TSA, can you hire flight marshalls and good ol’ boy bouncers?

If I were a hijacker…. I would start taking notes…..

150 vs. 1?

60 vs. 1?

300 vs. 1?

Steriods? Body builders? Adrenline rushes?

How many seats does this plane hold? Can you take on an angry mob? Airline passengers are the worst, especially since the airlines took their free blankets, pillows, and pretzels. Trust me, they are not happy.

I think next time I travel, I’m asking for a seat next to the buff Norweigan guy…….just to be safe.

Happy trails hijackers!

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