In the age of terrorism, security officials are a bit on edge these days, you know? British travellers
have had to check their electronics, Americans are facing the war on liquids
, and the Canadians have just opened up a new front in the war on carry-on items. Some twelve days ago an incoming plane from Chicago, landing in Canada's capital city, Ottawa
, was kept away from the main terminal as a suspicious item was found on board in the plane's lavatory. The passengers were taken off the plane, a canine team and bomb squad were brought in and the plane was checked from stem to stern. The offending item? An iPod
. No word on what kind, though. Folks, please be careful with your iPods -- don't let them go wandering off to the loo unattended, ok?
P.S. - A guy turned up on the World of Warcraft forums, claiming that it was his iPod that caused the whole fiasco. He recounts his tale here
. Airport security FTW!
P.P.S. - A woman who was on that flight contributed an op-ed piece to the Ottawa Citizen,
confirming many of the details of the above story.