Did the 9/11 hijackers buy their tickets the morning of the flights or previously?
“Did the 9/11 hijackers buy their tickets the morning of the flights or previously?”
They set themselves up smartly enough with previously bought tickets and such. And that was after they’d conducted at least one dry run for each flight. They’d identified the weakness in our systems back then and then exploited them for all they were worth.
But would they have been able to avoid surveillance or increased screening had they been deemed sufficiently “risky” and been assigned a score based on that risk? Most likely, they’d have all been on some sort of watchlist or surveillance file that would have been fed into their risk score. At any rate, I’d rather folks like them be screened than a sea of perfectly harmless and sane people. ;-)