Flight Grounded After Crew Is Alerted To A Stupidly Named Wi-Fi Hotspot

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Flying is an ordeal these days. Between security check points, and everyone always being a little on edge, airports and runways are the WORST place do doing something dickish.

A recently flight in Australia was grounded because some wiseass gave his Wi-Fi hotspot a stupid and alarming name.

A female passenger is believed to have spotted the hotspot on her phone’s wi-fi menu — titled Mobile Detonation Device — shortly after she boarded QF481 in Melbourne on Saturday. The woman immediately showed it to the crew, who then informed the captain and security.

There’s always ONE asshole. I’m sure he gets good laugh out of this while traveling, just the thought of people trying to get wireless and seeing Mobile Detonation Device as an option.

So the captain gets on the overhead and demands the device be brought to him. The guy doesn’t comply (of course he didn’t) so the captain decided they’re going to take off anyway and then ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE.

But Mr Vidler said he and about 40 other travellers felt so unsettled by the experience they demanded to be let off the flight. That caused further delays as their luggage had to be unloaded.

The flight eventually took off and made it to its destination safely after lord knows how long of a delay.

[via Yahoo!]