The British Airways flight 223 from London to Washington has now been cancelled 2 days in a row, after having been escorted by fighter planes the day before that.
Have the passengers of this flight all been cleared of suspicion of being a terrorist threat, or are some or all of them going to be tagged by the "intelligence systems" as being "guilty by association" and likely to be subjected to extra surveillance, harrassment and delay on their future travels ?
Will the passengers booked on both Thursday's and Friday's flights have two "black marks" put against their names for being suspects on two flights ?
Today's flight should have been the safest possible transatlantic flight, given the scrutiny caused by the alerts of the previous two days. Why was it cancelled at such a late stage ?
It is as if the transport security bureaucracies in the UK and the USA are going through the motions to justify their budgets, without actually making the public any more secure.