Yes, travelers on a flight to India from Amsterdam looked like hippies. Passengers on the airplane became concerned about these passengers' hippie-like appearance and behavior, including inappropriate use of cellphones (modern hippies, the most suspicious of all). Air marshalls took control, the plane dumped its fuel in German airspace, asked for an escort from two F-16s, and returned to Schiphol Airport.
"Some they handcuffed before they took them out,’" he said. "One guy was a white guy, with a tie-dyed shirt, a beard and dreadlocks. He looked like a hippie. There was an older man who appeared to be of Indian descent.’"
A few of the others had beards, and some were dressed in shalwar kameez - traditional long shirts and baggy pants, Nelson said.
Folks, do not dress like hippies on air flights! In fact, as one who was pulled "randomly" out of the line on every occasion he flew for a year after 9-11, I suggest a travel dresscode for everyone. It should be one that is comfortable for flying, doesn't cause ethnic-alarm to other passengers, is not anarchist black or hippie brown-and-white, and cannot be used to conceal toenail clippers.
It is clear that the time has come for beige travel leotards.
And while you're at it, shut up. [From CM Mayo by email].