The successful terrorist attacks do seem to have always been 1-step ahead …
What if . . . that last-minute pre-paid cell phone call to the pilot, went like this?
“Okay Zaharie; our “black box” is ‘pinging’ and it’s been sunk in the Indian Ocean, where we discussed. You’ve verified the money is in your Swiss bank account. The plan’s a ‘go’.
Once you’re up and off, make the turn where it’ll look as if your plane went that direction; after you’ve turned off all the electronics that could identify you, then when you’re out of range of everyone’s radar, seek out the flight to Mumbai, – fly behind and under it, in such a way so as to not be seen. When it turns toward Mumbai, you continue on to Kandahar; we’ll be waiting for you, with transportation and the rest of the money.”
What if … this Malaysian Flight were only a dry run, … for “next time”? If I’m correct Israel was the only nation on full alert.