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This article was published on May 2, 2016

This is the worst Wi-Fi hotspot name any passenger could use on a plane

This is the worst Wi-Fi hotspot name any passenger could use on a plane Image by: Shutterstock / TK Kurikawa
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Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She l Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She loves tech for good, cleantech, edtech, assistive tech, politech (?), diversity in tech.

A Qantas flight from Melbourne to Perth was delayed from taking off over the weekend thanks to a prankster who’d name their Wi-Fi hotspot ‘Mobile Detonation Device.’

The hotspot name was flagged by a worried passenger after it was seen in the in-flight entertainment hub and the pilot then asked for the owner to come forward, but nobody owned up.

Eventually it was assumed to be a prank, potentially from a device inside the terminal, and the flight was cleared for take off.

But about 40 people decided not to chance it and had their luggage taken off, according to sources speaking to The Western Australian.

Wi-Fi names have long been a battleground of the ‘funny and clever.’

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But the world could be utter mayhem if everyone was as funny and clever as the person in Melbourne airport.