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Airline passenger hauled off flight for something you might do, too

Airline passenger hauled off flight for something you might do, too
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We all know that airlines have become strict “no prank zones.” But what one passenger did while just playing around with his phone got him hauled off the flight and interrogated as a possible terrorist! Don’t make the same mistake.

Of course flying can be scary enough for most people without the added panic of unscheduled stops or delays. But an incident the day after the 9/11 anniversary was enough to make anyone's heart skip a beat.

A Southwest flight for Denver was prepped for takeoff at a Seattle-Tacoma airport on Thursday when the pilot suddenly diverted the 737 to a side taxiway. Before most passengers realized what was going on, law enforcement officers boarded the plane and took a passenger into custody.

It turns out the pilot and a few of the passengers had noticed the passenger was taking advantage of the airline's on-board Wi-Fi.

The problem wasn't that a passenger was using the Wi-Fi, the problem was what the passenger had named and was continuing to rename his Wi-Fi hotspot.

Next page: Why in the world did authorities detain a man because of his Wi-Fi hotspot?
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