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United 923 escorted to Boston: Terror threat?

by udayan71 / August 16, 2006 2:16 AM PDT

BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Fighter jets escorted a London-to-Washington, D.C., flight to Boston's Logan airport Wednesday after the pilot declared an emergency because an apparently claustrophobic passenger caused a disturbance, a federal official said.

The federal security official said there was no indication of terrorism and denied reports that the woman had a screw driver, matches and a note referring to al-Qaeda.

The female passenger aboard United Flight 923 said she was claustrophobic and became very upset and got into some kind of confrontation with the flight crew, said George Naccara, federal security director for the Transportation Security Administration for Massachusetts' airport.

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by harrietj / August 16, 2006 2:51 AM PDT
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Another "terror threat"
by jprkenny / August 16, 2006 11:39 AM PDT

I heard that early morning Australian eastern standard time AEST on the radio and I think that everyone since 911 has become paranoid with terrorism although it is a sign of things to come the woman who did that should be questioned by authorities I think and gees was it her first time flying.

Thats why I havent been on a plane for 5 years!

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where in australia?
by udayan71 / August 16, 2006 9:22 PM PDT

I have really good friends who live in Canberra, they work at ABC. Wonderful family.

You haven't flown in 5 years? I guess my reason not to fly is that jets are now cattle cages in tubes, it's nastily uncomfortable in economy.


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North of Brisbane
by jprkenny / August 16, 2006 10:48 PM PDT
In reply to: where in australia?

I live 100km's north of Brisbane a place called the Sunshine Coast, I was born in Sydney but left 8 years ago and the last time that I flew was to Greece in July 2001 to visit relatives and returned in January 2002 and mainly haven?t travelled mainly since we don't have any money for travelling and my passport expired 4 years ago, but I hate planes anyway besides first class is 7 times the price of normal economy class, at least my uncle works for an airline in the US but mainly baggage and I think they give free first class flights but no Delta Airlines here. And coincidence one of my relative?s friends works at Channel Nine on the news.

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by udayan71 / August 17, 2006 12:38 AM PDT
In reply to: North of Brisbane

Australia is a beautiful country, I guess you go on holiday around the place? What about New Zealand?

I was last in Australia in 1997 and I loved it. I still remember Sydney although I'm sure it's changed a lot since then.

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by jprkenny / August 17, 2006 11:01 AM PDT
In reply to: cool.

Yes it is a beautiful country but very dry, where I live it?s not uncommon to rain more than once in the same week more common in summer I love where I live but there isn?t enough to do for city dwellers like me not enough activities but I am happy. And yes I did go to Australia Zoo if you?re asking this year on my birthday on March 11 it was great, other places are great too I wish to go back to Sydney but we have animals to look after 2 parrots 1 cat but I still miss Sydney we have been planning to else were like Melbourne that would be great. I like to travel the world but not until I turn 18 at least.

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you have parrots?!
by udayan71 / August 17, 2006 12:20 PM PDT
In reply to: Yeah

Dude, I'm jealous. I love macaws, I did a project on them once when I was about 7, I won the class prize, simpler times but whatever. I too miss living in the inner city. Back in Singapore I lived one street off Orchard Road which is the main shopping boulevard. Here in London I live 10 miles from the centre.

By the way, I have a brother the same age as you. Just noticed that from your screename/handle.

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by jprkenny / August 17, 2006 1:27 PM PDT
In reply to: you have parrots?!

Yes stevent1992 is my screen name the "t" is the first letter in my sir name if you must know I am 14 and have 2 parrots one Indian Ring neck and one Lorikeet (Australian bird) only got those as a birthday present from last year I also noticed several times that you live in London I love London someday but for now my school studies are ahead of me.

I love macaws and was dying to see one so as I said before, when we (Parents and I) went to Australia zoo for my birthday we got our pictures taken with a macaw and a cockatoo the macaw was red and the cockatoo was black it was a truly great day we also saw one when they were doing the bird show.

I haven't been to Singapore but was in the airport during the flying break the airport is nice and clean I've noticed. I am not fully Australian myself and was born to a Greek mother and a English Australian born father and I like too see cultures from all over the world.

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London's not that great.
by udayan71 / August 17, 2006 10:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Yep

London is a vast city without a great centre like Paris or NY or SF, it just exists as this sprawling mess across the countryside. I don't like it.

That is the No.1 comment I ever hear about Singapore, the unbelievable cleanliness of the place, it is pretty remarkable.

Hope someday you get to travel the world.


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MMM Sounds true to me
by jprkenny / August 17, 2006 11:00 PM PDT

Sounds true to me when you think about it but I've really only seen the centre of London on television, I?ve heard that people celebrate in the streets when the sun comes out because it is always so cloudy but the only people I know live in London are my mum's cousins which I haven't met however one question not that I want to seem personal or offensive but why are you living in London is it a foreign student exchange or a world trip? Like to know.

Singapore would be added to my world trip I certainly appreciate its cleanliness of the place and wish to go to the Petronas Towers too.

Paris and NYC are a must for destination but of course my uncle lives in NY but he moved to Long Island not too long ago.

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by udayan71 / August 18, 2006 12:57 AM PDT
In reply to: MMM Sounds true to me

"I?ve heard that people celebrate in the streets when the sun comes out because it is always so cloudy" !! That's not true at all! We get sunlight here, but it's hilarious, and kinda a great comic perspective at Londoners.

I moved here in 2000, this is my permanent home Sad


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