Mississippi passenger detained, stranded in Hawaii by No-Fly List
By Elliott Freeman
Oct 17, 2012 – yesterday in Travel
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A Mississippi man flying to visit his wife in Japan on Monday was detained during a stop in Hawaii and has been barred from reboarding his flight – or any other flight – because his name came up on the U.S. No-Fly List, leaving him stranded on the island.
Gulfport resident Wade Hicks, Jr., boarded a military jet at Travis Air Force Base in San Francisco so he could spend time with his newlywed wife, a U.S. Navy lieutenant stationed in Okinawa, Japan, the Canada Free Press reports.
According to Hicks, when the plane stopped for refueling at Hickam Air Base on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, he was escorted from the plane and detained by armed military personnel. After several hours, a representative of U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrived and told him he was pulled off of the flight because he was on the no-fly list.
Why was he put on the list? “They have given me no reason. They just basically are telling me, ‘You can’t fly because we said so,’” Hicks said in an interview with radio talk show host Doug Hagmann. “They didn’t know how I even left Travis Air Force Base.”
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Sorry, but any bureaucratic organization that is this stupid needs to be put out of its misery.
It was a bad idea to start. Made worse over time. Unionized.
Just a waste of valuable human attention, time, and effort.
Close it down now.
The “terrorists” won by changing our way of life and getting us to do stupid things.
How dumb are we?
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