The head of Qantas Airways said that she was detained at LAX because she was considered a security risk. Margaret Jackson was held because she had a bunch of aircraft diagrams in her briefcase (makes sense), but the security guard didn’t believe that a woman could run an airline. She’s not the most PC person in the world, as she noted:
"And I said, ‘I’m the chairman of an airline. I’m the chairman of
Qantas’. And this black guy, who was, like, eight foot tall, said, ‘But
you’re a woman’."
This black guy.
She managed to convince the guy that she was not a terrorist (lots of Australian women terrorists out there?) and she was released.