Man 'Hijacks' Airport Monitor To Play PS4 Game

A “young man” waiting at Portland International earlier today, perhaps bored as we all are by the drudgery of airports, figured he could just unpack his PS4 console, plug it into an airport information monitor and start playing some Apex Legends right there on the spot.

Local radio station KXL (via The Oregonian) report that the man had his console connected to a monitor intended to display a map of the airport for visitors, an incident heard on the local emergency scanner as a “hijacking” of the display.

When approached and asked “to unplug and cease using the monitors at the airport” by operations supervisors, he reportedly asked “very politely” if he could finish up his round first.

That request was denied, and Port of Portland spokesperson Kama Simonds took the opportunity to use the incident as “a good reminder of what not to do at the airport.”

Now that they’ve brought it up, I wonder what Ikaruga would be like on those big vertical departure/arrival screens...


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    he reportedly asked “very politely” if he could finish up his round first.
    That request was denied, and Port of Portland spokesperson Kama Simonds took the opportunity to use the incident as “a good reminder of what not to do at the airport.

    Got it, don’t be polite at airport.

    and who said this generation were entitled pieces of poo?

    I'm impressed with his creative thinking but aghast to his thinking he could get away with doing it.

      Technically, there are no signs or instructions that say you can't do it.

        Technically there’s no sign asking you not to shit on the floor or watch porn at full volume on your phone either.

          But there are typically laws about public urination and defecation. Similarly there are typically laws about showing porn to minors and so committing such actions would likely put you on the wrong side of the law.

          Sorry to the guy who was getting ideas but there are compelling forces acting against you.

          Actually this fellow's action could be a sign of addiction

            there's also typically laws, or at the very least, airport rules about unauthorised use of equipment.

            we just shouldn't need a sign in front of us telling us what we can't do.

            Part of living in society is the social contract that we don't use things that don't belong to us without permission.

            Not sold on the addiction angle either, in the original article it was "early in the morning" so this guy might have been stuck for several hours in a mostly empty Airport.

      an incident heard on the local emergency scanner as a “hijacking” of the display
      I REALLY feel that using words like 'hijacking' in an airport would be incredibly frowned upon, something probably even talked about in training employees I'd wager... And especially when it is in relation to something so benign.

    Ive done this personally a few times, not so much a ps4, but changing channels etc, One of the reasons why an IR blaster was so handy on phones. In some large places like airports, malls, clubs etc. Most are wired into a common antenna or input to enable multi utilisation of the screen. So if your bored one day you can usually change the map or program for example and put something interesting on. Ive even changed climate control systems and other remote control devices at will. Because why not.
    Lets face it Airports are the total shite of travel.

    My god, what I wouldn't give for more comments like the top one and less of the others. The less needlessly pedantic people get the better sheeeesh

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