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British Airways red-faced over faux image of Bin Laden boarding pass

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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:58 PM
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British Airways red-faced over faux image of Bin Laden boarding pass


news.yahoo.com

It just seems like a bad time for any firm with the word "British" in its title. We know all too well the various setbacks experienced by the oil giant once known as British Petroleum; now British Airways has drawn much unwelcome attention to itself with a photo touting its new mobile-boarding pass system as it appears to expedite the air travel of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted man.
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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:58 PM
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It seems to me that if this is their idea of a joke, then perhaps the whole "official story" behind 9/11 is made up. I think this is a slap in the face to all Americans. I would be ashamed to be associated with this company. I hope that a group of people get together and boycott this company. I hope their stock falls through the ground. Perhaps, that's what they want. Any thoughts?

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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:03 PM
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There isn't a facepalm picture in existence epic enough for British Airways. I don't think i've ever seen a company so determined to go out of business.

It's a bit of a reach to link this to anything about the official story being wrong though, it's probably just some idiots idea of a joke that they forgot to change for the publicity shot.



[edit on 2-6-2010 by Chris McGee]



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:05 PM
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For those of you who don't like to read the article before you comment, here is a picture of the cover of LHR magazine, (British Airways Staff Magazine). It is depicting the mobile boarding pass of Osama. Stay Classy Brits.





posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:10 PM
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We must remember this was an internal magazine and not for public consumption. As the article states it is probably the work of a disgruntled employee..and there are many of them in British airways at the moment.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:22 PM
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maybe they are suggesting something to happen on the 26th October.



Ill remember that date, also if someone smarter than me could look at the boarding codes, to see if there is anything unusual.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:47 PM
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It makes sense that he's flying first class though. W flew his entire family home presidential style just after the 911 attacks. That's right, flew all the Bin Ladens home! Maybe it was a comment about that, and the perpetrator guessed at how much attention it would get. Maybe the BA employee is actually an ATS member making a point



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:49 PM
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I thought about the references, or possibilities of enoded messages. The recent 6/23/10 thread about blackjack pointed me to look at it. It would take someone smarter than myself to figure it out though.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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Perhaps someone can help me here. Does anyone have a barcode reader that can read the code that is on the boarding pass? I don't know if this reads out in words or numbers. Just a thought.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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At this point I think BA is trying to go bust. Like in Spring Time for Hitler



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 09:05 PM
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Has anyone checked this for codes yet? I looked again and don't see anything.

[edit on 2-6-2010 by NEWclearMind]



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:27 PM
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I tried to use my barcode reader software on my Droid to scan it, but I think it's too low of resolution, plus the lines are a little squiggly.

Obviously this is just speculation, but, I find "Seat 7-C" interesting. Is it code for "July, See" or since C is the 3rd letter of the alphabet, maybe it means "July, 3"?

Well, no matter what the case, I'm sure some graphic artist is going to lose his/her job. At the very least, the editor of the ad is going to lose their job as they are the ones who are to make sure mistakes/jokes don't make it through to the publishing.



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:50 PM
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Get real. Some graphic artist decides to be a smart ass and nobody picks up on it until it is printed and you people are looking for coded messages. Get a life!



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by MR BOB
maybe they are suggesting something to happen on the 26th October.

Ill remember that date, also if someone smarter than me could look at the boarding codes, to see if there is anything unusual.



As the travel site Gadling.com mused, "sadly, knowing the brilliant minds behind the anti-terror organizations, the terror level will be raised to 'red hot' on October 26, 2010, while airport police all over the world try to figure out which airport the most wanted terrorist in the world will be flying to." Yahoo News


Jeez.
Here I thought that was a good joke.

I guess people may do just that and take this seriously.



- Lee



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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I have a nice shiny $100 bill that says this is the work of a Pakistani employee.

The Muslim population in the UK no longer has any fear about perpetrating this type of thing - the individual concerned will be completely safe from losing his job (and it will be a he).

Wait and see.



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 06:10 PM
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it was a mistake, i dont know what the big deal is



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 10:44 PM
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Originally posted by Fire Angel
it was a mistake, i dont know what the big deal is



This was a mistake? No, a mistake is spelling a word wrong. A mistake is printing pages off center. At no point is using Osama Bin Laden's name a "mistake". That's like when your wife comes in and catches you cheating and you say, " sorry, it was a mistake, I tripped and my penis landed right in there."

I'm not saying it's anymore than a Pakistani who as the poster above mentioned is immune to rules as the blacks in the USA are. I'm just looking at possibilities of it being more than that. This is a conspiracy site, last time I checked.



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