Some asshat at Los Angeles International Airport ruined a plane-full of people’s days on Sunday night. He named a Wi-Fi network “Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork,” and a passenger about to take off on a 9am flight to London noticed it. The plane didn’t take off until 1pm as a result.
The plane was taxiing to the runway, when the one passenger reported the suspicious Wi-Fi network, and the airline told passengers that they were being delayed due to some sort of maintenance issue. After they landed, they learned from the local news that said maintenance issue was actually some asshat trying to be funny. And despite the fact that this was clearly a (bad) joke, police are now involved and presumably tracking him down, though likely not for his bad sense of humor.
The resources being wasted on one not-too-clever prankster could be being used on an actual terror cell. And what are they going to do if they find him?