Passengers on a newly hijacked plane now have to attack the hijacker(s) immediately upon becoming aware of the hijacking. Malaysian Airline Flight 370's most likely scenario shows that once hijackers gain control of the plane they will kill all the passengers to prevent an uprising a la 9/11's Flight 93.
The L.A. Times reports the assessment of Flight 370 by "a federal law enforcement official ... speaking anonymously:"
He said U.S. authorities theorized that once the plane was diverted toward the Indian Ocean, it was flown erratically at high altitudes in an attempt to depressurize the cabin and render the passengers unconscious. "That could have neutralized any threat from them to take the plane back," he said.There is no time anymore for passengers to wait to see how things play out. There is no time any more even to try to organize with one another. Those nearest to the bad guys have to attack them without hesitation or restraint and without waiting see whether anyone else joins in. But those seeing it must join the attack without delay and without figuring out what is going on.
There is no other chance nor hope any more.