Pat Shingleton for Tuesday, Nov. 20 2012 Pat Shingleton for Tuesday, Nov. 20 2012 Advocate story Dec. 07, 2012 Comments Delays are not expected through the weekend for Thanksgiving travel. As noted in a previous column, on Thanksgiving Eve 1971, travelers were inconvenienced because of one passenger. Over the Pacific Northwest, D.B. Cooper opened the aft door of a Northwest Airlines Jet and jumped into a sky filled with cold, freezing rain. Earlier that evening, he handed flight attendant Flo Schaffner a hijacking note, opened a brief case to reveal a battery and wired red tubes. He demanded four parachutes and $200,000 in $20 bills to be delivered upon landing in Seattle. All passengers were released; the plane refueled and took off. He ordered the cabin not be pressurized. On Thanksgiving Day 1971, the rugged Washington State forest was extensively searched; Cooper was never found. Fastcast: Perfect.