This WiFi Hotspot Name Was So Scary It Delayed a Flight
Someone took the fun of naming Wi-Fi to a threatening level.
This story originally appeared on Time.com.
The Australia-based Qantas airline delayed a flight leaving Melbourne for two hours over the weekend when a passenger noticed a Wi-Fi hotspot called “Mobile Detonation Device” after boarding.
After the crew notified him of the hotspot name, the captain broadcast over the speakers that the flight would not leave until the source device had been located and cleared with security. They could not find the device and no one came forward, so roughly 40 people disembarked the plane due to safety concerns, the West Australianreports.
The plane was deemed safe for takeoff, but all the people refusing to fly and retrieving their baggage caused further delays on the flight to Perth.