28 April 2009

Air France flight not allowed to overfly the U.S.

A Paris-to-Mexico flight was diverted from American airspace to the Caribbean because one of its passengers was on the American "no-fly" list.

His crime? He was a Colombian journalist who had been critical of the U.S. He was not a terrorist.

The plane was not scheduled to stop in the United States - just fly over it.

More details at the Telegraph (U.K.), and discussion thread at Metafilter.


  1. LOL. I guess I should be upset at this...freedom of speech and all that. But I just can't rouse myself to be to critical of the Obama Administration being tough on terrorists.

  2. Oops. You're quite right, Anon. Fixed. Tx.


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