An EasyJet flight from Amsterdam to Newcastle was delayed two hours and 20 minutes after a kid on a class trip (reportedly 15-16 years old) saw another passenger writing notes partly in Arabic. (And partly in English.)
It turns out the note-taker was a masters student in Iranian studies at Teesside University in Middlesbrough, England who was teaching himself Arabic. But before any of that sober, sensible information could be established, the kid reported the guy to a flight attendant, then launched into a panic attack, eventually running to the back of the aircraft, which forced the plane back to the gate.
The freaked out kid (and 15 of his 45 classmates!) were eventually escorted off the plane and traveled home the following day. All because someone wrote some words in Arabic.
Thank you halfwit fear disseminators. Common sense has now left the building. And the planet.
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