The fear and loathing that will accompany all future air travel for US and UK residents is growing. In some cases, the fear and loathing is attributable to the shadow cast by the producers of the Osama Bin Laden show. In some cases, it’s due to a severe case of the Tony’s.
The BBC reports that a 59-year old woman has been arrested after causing a significant on board disruption that resulted in a London-Washington flight being rerouted to Boston’s Logan International. The commercial jet, it is reported, was also followed by two F-15 fighter jets.
According to the logic of Bush, Rumsfeld and Cheney, this probably gets booked as a W for the “terrorists.” Why? Well, if this had happened in Dr. Melfi’s office, it’s no big deal. It’s nothing a brown paper bag can’t fix. When it happens 50,000 feet in the air, it’s a problem. There is no relief in sight – but there are fighter planes.