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Military Jets Escort NYC-bound Flight From LAX Because of Lushes, Not Terrorists

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A couple of passengers got drunk and locked themselves in the bathroom of an LAX flight bound for New York on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

The passengers weren't terrorists, reported NBC New York, but lushes who refused to listen to the flight crew telling them to stop going to the bathroom and taking such long breaks.

Out of an abundance of caution, the crew of American Airlines flight Flight 34 called the TSA, who had a pair of F-16 fighter jets shadow the flight for the last hour of the flight until it safely landed at 4 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Airport.

The passengers stayed locked in the bathroom all the way until the flight touched down.