to the AA pilot for having the testicular fortitude to demand an explanation. to the mental midgets who were orchestrating this latest terror-threat debacle. ABC News: Irate Pilot Loses Patience After Terror-Threat Delay Terror threats that delayed two airplanes at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport this week prompted an intense exchange between the irate American Airlines pilot and the control tower. "Yeah, well, they need to get off the phone and give me some information now," the pilot told the control tower. "OK. I'm the captain of this airliner and I need information pronto." The pilot lost patience Monday when the control tower insisted that the arriving plane needed to wait in the area where it was parked before unloading passengers. "OK. We're surrounded by emergency vehicles, there's a reason for this," the pilot is heard saying in the audio recording of the exchange. "Somebody's got to give us the reason or we're going to evacuate the aircraft. You got 60 seconds." "We have the information, can you possibly call [number blocked out]?" the control tower asked. "Negative, I demand the information right now over a frequency," the pilot said. Authorities then told the pilot what they knew about the situation. The "terror threat" was that terrorists had stowed away in the wheels of the AA flight from San Francisco and also a Fin Air flight from Helsinki. The reaction of local authorities was nothing but theater at its finest. Such stowaways almost always die long before the flights arrives due to lack of oxygen and -60 temperatures at high altitudes, if they're not first crushed when the landing gear retracts. A prudent, intelligent response might have been to fly over the airfield and not drop the landing gear until the plane was above the runways to see what (if anything) fell out. Then circle around, land normally and quickly inspect the landing wheel wells. If there was really a legitimate concern that explosives had been planted in the wheel whells by the now-disappeared terrorists, they should have evacuated the plane as soon as it was stopped on the runway: Easy Victor, easy Victor, easy Victor. Unfortunately these bomb threats seem to be the latest fad for armchair terrorists, so we're probably so see a lot more of this and the inept response.