NEWS Passenger mistakes math equations for ‘terrorist code’ gets economics professor escorted off flight

An Ivy League economist was pulled off an American Airlines regional jet from Philadelphia to Syracuse after a fellow passenger incorrectly identified the mathematical equations he was scrawling for foreign script, and suspected him of terrorism. An unidentified woman sitting next to him tried to strike up a conversation with Guido Menzio as they waited for American American Airline Flight 3950 to take off. However, Menzio wasn’t interested in chatting with the woman.


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