I have been informed from a reliable source inside Virgin Atlantic that pilots are being instructed not to report a hijacking to air traffic control when in American airspace but to head out of US airspace as quickly as possible.
Apparently to report a hijacking whilst in US airspace will result in the aircraft being shot down by the airforce in a shoot first policy which is now in force since the 9/11 attacks.
It is ironic that we now have to fear the US authorities more than political or religious extremists. Lets not forget there are many reasons for a hijacking of which very very few will result in loss of any life at all, except now and if your in US air space……. then your guaranteed to be killed by those who say they are the worlds police force and protectors!