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RobJohnson
06-02-2010, 10:52 PM
It just seems like a bad time for any firm with the word "British" in its title. We know all too well the various setbacks experienced by the oil giant once known as British Petroleum; now British Airways has drawn much unwelcome attention to itself with a photo touting its new mobile-boarding pass system as it appears to expedite the air travel of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted man.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts2359

RobJohnson
06-03-2010, 01:37 AM
http://l.yimg.com/a/i/ww/news/2010/06/02/blog_binladenpass.jpg


:eek:

hampshirebrit
06-03-2010, 03:53 AM
Looks like a LHR T5 gate number. Probably a prank by a disgruntled staffer (as the article points out, BA have a labour dispute on their hands at the moment).

bijou
06-03-2010, 04:02 AM
It's a photoshop, the NW prefix indicates that it's from an old story about Northwest Airlines

http://dizzythinks.net/2010/06/electronic-boarding-card-issues-rear.html

hampshirebrit
06-03-2010, 12:43 PM
Blimey ... well spotted Teh Bij !!

I should have figured this out. :o