Chaos On Plane After Passengers Discover Disturbing WiFi Name

By : Ben Hayward |



A flight was delayed for more than two hours after passengers reported a pretty concerning Wi-Fi hotspot name.

According to Mashable, concerns began after a passenger on a Qantas flight in Melbourne spotted a Wi-Fi hotspot called ‘Mobile Detonation Device’ – not what you want to see as you hurtle down the runway.

Apparently it wasn’t clear where the device was located so the captain told passengers it had to be located before the flight could depart.


Passenger John Vidler told The West Australian:

[The pilot] said there was a device on the plane with a name that he found threatening and that we were not leaving until it was brought to him.

Another passenger, who remained anonymous, told Yahoo!7 the incident was connected to a hotspot that came up in the in-flight entertainment system:

After half an hour no one came forward, the Wi-Fi covered a fair distance so could’ve been someone in the terminal.


The plane was eventually cleared by security for flight and departed for Perth although some passengers were reportedly – and understandably – uneasy after hearing the announcement and decided to disembark the aircraft.

A Qantas spokesperson told Mashable: 

Some passengers elected not to travel so there was a delay as bags were taken off and those passengers disembarked.

It wouldn’t fill you with confidence would it…


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