On an LA-to-NY flight yesterday, a few people used the bathroom repeatedly. On a flight from Denver to Detroit, a few more people used the bathroom for a really long time. In both cases, the military intervened. Wait, huh?
Well it was the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, after all, and it's better to be safe than sorry. NPR says that, in the case of American Airlines Flight 34 to New York, Attendants followed standard procedure and reported the potty issues pilots after passengers voiced concerns. The pilots never asked for intervention by government agencies, rather the FBI was monitoring the situation and acted out of caution.