British Airways Publishes Fake Boarding Pass for Osama Bin Laden
As Yahoo! News reports, a promotional photo of a boarding pass with bin Laden's name on it recently surfaced in a publication called the LHR News, an internal staff magazine that covers Heathrow Airport in London. Not coincidentally, the image was adjacent to an article promoting the new British Airways boarding system, which lets flyers print off their boarding pass directly from their cell phones. The name on the pass, in no uncertain terms, reads 'Bin Laden/Osama,' and includes his frequent flyer number, alongside his first-class seat assignment. According to the fake pass, the Al Qaeda bigwig is scheduled to board on October 26, 2010, which, as Gadling.com points out, all but ensures that "the terror level will be raised to 'red hot'" on the day of his alleged departure.
So far, no one really knows how or why this happened, but a spokeswoman for the airline told ABC News that "a mistake has been made in this internal publication and we are working to find out how this occurred." Another spokeswoman confirmed, "We're still working to find out how this occurred at this time," although given the airline's highly publicized labor dispute, many are speculating it could be the touch of a disgruntled employee, eager to send a message about his company's hierarchy. Or, it could just be another example of that uniquely morbid brand of British humor that leaves us either guffawing with glee, or shaking our heads with shock. [From: Yahoo]