text messaging

A lot of you are going to be flying this holiday season, so just a friendly reminder that it's probably not a good idea to send a hoax text message to someone from the plane telling them that you've just been hijacked. We know it's mighty tempting and that sounds like it'd really be a hoot, but Antonio Casale found out the hard way what happens—he was arrested by police in Vienna after he sent a message to his wife during a stopover saying that terrorists had taken over the plane. She called the local police in a panic, and they then alerted the Federal Police in Australia (where the flight orginated), who had a pretty tense ten or 12 minutes before they figured out that everything was ok (their first clue was that the pilot was completely unaware of any hijacking). 


Italian dude's text message causes hijacking scare