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May 4 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. authorities learned 30 minutes before takeoff that suspected Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad was on a plane departing for Dubai, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Shahzad was placed on a no-fly list yesterday afternoon. The airline didn’t update its list before allowing Shahzad on the plane, according to the person, who couldn’t be identified because the matter is still under investigation. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents learned Shahzad was on the plane when the airline presented a mandatory passenger manifest to U.S. officials just
Originally posted by pavelivanov22
what do you think about this suspected bomber? on the plane so early does seem suspicious..
[edit on 4-5-2010 by pavelivanov22]
Originally posted by Mikey84
Have you ever actually flown internationally?
I do, all the time, and I have to be at the Airport usually 2 hours before departure and I’m usually sitting in my seat 60, 45 or 30 min before departure!
Nothing suspicious about being on the plane 30 min before it’s due to take off, very normal actually.
"Instead, the airline noted that Shahzad made his reservation on the way to the airport and paid cash for the flight, alerting U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the source said."
Close call. He paid cash for the flight making his reservation on the way to the airport and he was on the no-fly list, and he still was able to board the plane at all?