Skip to comments.'Mouthy' traveler gets luggage blown up
Posted on 02/19/2005 4:42:49 AM PST by spectrout
Get "snippy" with an airlines' ticket agent and you may never see your luggage again.
That's the experience of Dr. Esha Khoshnu, a New Jersey psychiatrist traveling to San Diego to attend a conference.
While changing planes in Phoenix, Khoshnu got testy at a Mesa Airlines ticket counter, reports KGTV news, saying, "If I had a bomb, you wouldn't find it."
The Transportation Security Administration described Khoshnu as acting "mouthy and snippy," according to KGTV.
The bomb comment touched off a security scare and FBI officials were dispatched to question Khoshnu, who was subsequently detained long enough to miss her flight.
Her suitcase, however, got past security and was loaded onto the America West jet.
When Mesa Airlines Flight 6264 landed at Lindbergh Field in San Diego the pilot was instructed to taxi to a remote area of the airport where some 35 passengers were taken off the plane and escorted onto two buses, reports City News Service.
"When we landed and quickly did a U-turn on the runway, I was like, 'They never do that.' Then, all the cars started coming and it was obvious that it was for our plane. That was the scary part," one passenger told KGTV.
City News Service reports members of the San Diego Fire Department's bomb squad searched the plane but found no explosives. Next, they removed Khoshnu's suitcase and inspected it in an open area on the grounds of the airport.
Although they found nothing suspicious, authorities blew up the bag with an explosive charge and then doused it with water.
Khoshnu was eventually released and allowed to board a later flight to San Diego. KGTV reports the Assistant U.S. Attorney in Phoenix decided her actions did not merit charges.
Denny Crane: "There are two places to find the truth. First God and then Fox News."
Whew - I certainly feel safer now!
That's hysterical.....she probably needs counseling for PTSD now...
And the cost to the U.S. Taxpayers was under a mil.
Have a nice day and thank you for flying pyscho airlines.
A doctor, eh? All smarts and NO common sense. lol
a psychiatrist, no less! they bagged a big one.
psychiatrists are at the top of the mental health food chain, being both doctors and mental health experts.
it's psychiatrists that usually do unto others, rather than others doing unto psychiatrists.
Well common sense was lacking but the DR certainly didn't have a monoply of the lack of it here.
I don't mouth off to airline people or people who handle food I'm going to eat...its not worth it.
She must be a lousey psychiatrist if she has no better control of her mouth than that. But...she might be a 'feminist' psychiatrist, steeped in arrogance, not common sense.
"If I had a bomb, you wouldn't find it."
nuf said. die thread die.
I think she was trying to create an issue.
Hopefully they handed her the charred remains of her luggage.
However one part bothers me even more: "Her suitcase, however, got past security and was loaded onto the America West jet. Why? The doctor was held, but the plane with the "possible" bomb aboard flew? Not cool. It should have been found and destroyed before the plane left the ground.
Dr. Esha Khoshnu = stupid, loud-mouthed, hate-America bitch. Got what she deserved; so did her luggage.
"Look at it this way Doctor: Those panties are unsightly after the bombing. But it could be worse. You could have been wearing them."
"Get "snippy" with an airlines' ticket agent and you may never see your luggage again.
That's the experience of Dr. Esha Khoshnu, a New Jersey psychiatrist traveling to San Diego to attend a conference."
Saturday morning humor ping, share with friends!
Trust me, the story gets better, without the aid of little white pills, straight jackets or butterfly nets.
"If I had a bomb, you wouldn't find it."
This guy is a psychiatrist?
This guy needs a psychiatrist - what a fool. I'm sure his colleagues have neatly clipped and circulated this article and his patients will be greatly encouraged.
After making an incredibly stupid comment like that in an airport, she's VERY lucky that having her luggage blown up is the only consequence she faced.
SHE needs a psychiatrist.. *chuckle*
Wunnerful lady ain't she.
Wonder what they found in her luggage after they detted it?
Don't you just hate Mouthy Customers?
Must be one of those psychiatrist that helped the Democrats after the election.</p>
That's not "mouthy", that's stupid.
"If I had a bomb, you wouldn't find it." Khoshnu
Dr. Khoshnu has been practicing psychiatry since finishing training at Yale University in 1993. She has extensive training/experience in crisis intervention, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy. Her approach focuses on meeting the needs of the individual in order to provide wellness. She has long-term interests in recognizing and treating the special needs of women.
Actually, they reacted much as I would have, "She said what? And she's held where? Uh-hunh.. okay. Boys, blow up the panties."
"Wonder what they found in her luggage after they detted it?"
Photographs and love letters inscribed to her - from herself.
All of them ranting about a mysterious third person, "they."
She got off light. She could have made mention of lip balm.
No? I think it's kind of funny. An arrogant doctor shoots off her mouth about "you couldn't find it" and they give her a "yeah? Well watch this"
A head shrinker from Joisey getting lippy!?!
To qoute Gilbert Gottfried: "Why am I not surprised!?!"
Has there ever been a case where a terrorist got snippy with authorities and mentioned a hypothetical bomb? We are going to go broke chasing red herrings.
I'm in the wrong segment of the airline baggage bidness.
some people are just stupid .... i'm glad they blew up her underwear
Yet another in a long line of reasons I prefer to keep my feet more or less on the ground.
True, never need people going through your luggage and seeing what one packed.. THEN blowing it all up.
I'll stick to car travel myself.
This way I won't have my boxers blasted into the air.
What an arrogant bitch.
Too stupid to know the world isn't there to cater to her.
On the other hand, what a jerk of a security system.
Flying? No thanks. I'll drive if at all possible.
Don't forget people who are a lot bigger than you, the boss, and someone pointing a gun at your head.
The minkey had a bimb!
A few basic rules come to mind:
Rule 1. Do not run from the police.
Rule 2. Do not threaten police with a weapon.
Rule 3. Do not lie to the Feds (see Martha S.)
Rule 4. Do not talk about bombs in the airport.
How simple are those rules?
Methinks she should learn to use some of her our advice. Ever notice how psycobabbleists are very often themselves possesed of the very same undesireable behaviors they profess to treat in their specialties?
Think about what you just said.
She got "snippy" with the TSA thug.
TSA inspected the luggage and found no bomb.
TSA blew up the suitcase anyway.
Conclusion: The TSA blew up her suitcase because she got "snippy" with a knuckledragging public servant.
When you support and defend unwarranted acts of agression committed by the govt against citizens who have done nothing more than be critical of the govt or have been "snippy" with a govt employee you had damn well better consider the long term implications of your position for all of us.
It ain't pretty.
She said "If I had a bomb, you wouldn't find it."
They held her for questioning.
Her luggage was loaded and flown to her destination.
So they searched it.
Then they blew it up.
Maybe next time she won't say she has a bomb.
Of course, being that she is a psychiatrist perhaps we'll hear about her again.