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article imageAmerican Airlines flight grounded due to 'Al-Quida' Wi-Fi Network

By Kev Hedges     Oct 27, 2014 in Travel
Los Angeles - An American Airways flight has been grounded after one passenger searched for a free Wi-Fi network, only to discover one called “Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork [sic]."
While there are no hard and fast rules on how you choose to spell the name of the Wi-Fi network you create, calling it something with an obvious terror connection can prove to be an asinine choice to say the least.
The American Airlines flight — travelling from Los Angeles to London — was not even up in the air at LAX before a passenger alerted air stewards of the offending Wi-Fi network name. The pilot then told passengers there would be a delay in take-off because of a "maintenance problem."
Passengers were then stuck on the plane for three hours while an investigation team were satisfied there was no threat actually in existence. The plane was finally allowed to make its way onto London. The American Airlines flight eventually got under way at 1 p.m. local time on Monday afternoon and the investigation into the network name is still ongoing.
There are no rules or regulations on the name that you can call your Wi-Fi network but it might be an idea to stick to some more creative and safer options, especially if you are about to board a flight. Some examples are:
"Mom Use This One"
"404 Network Unavailable"
"All Your Bandwidth Are Belong To Us"
"Shut Up Your Dogs"
"Move Along Children, No Free Wi-Fi Here"
"Pretty Fly For A Wi-Fi"
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