Wrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 8 Posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5418 times:
I was just wondering ( as I usualy do when i'm not doing much) how soon after September 11th did you travel to/inside the USA ?. ( not including 9/11 itself)
Myself ?, I flew LHR-JFK in Febuary of 2002, not THAT exactly close but the flight was only about 1/4 full.
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FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7533 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5356 times:
Flew In late November MIA-JFK-MIA UA 767.
Went to ground zero and all its was horrible.
The year before my family and I went to NYC around the same time. DL 727
Well anyway one day we were going to go take a tour of the stock exchange but it was closed so instead what was just about the only major attraction I have never seen in NYC at that time. So we visited and went up. Wow what are the chances. Just about 10 months later those buildings are no longer standing.
[Edited 2005-11-17 02:15:45]
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FLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5344 times:
for me it was September 11, 2003. Not for reasons you think. I hadn't flown since 2000, and it was completely unrelated to 9/11...when we moved we flew FLL-ATL on DL after driving our cars down. My last time in ATL (at least until DL ends FLL-BDL nonstop, which I hope will be never becuase I hate ATL!) I would have flown right after 9/11 in a heartbeat because I honestly did not feel scared. And by not flying and filling up the planes, the terrorists won IMHO.
Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5333 times:
I flew one month after 9/11 on Ryanair, Charleroi to Carcassonne. The flight was full and I wasn't allowed to take any bag on board as carry-on, not even my camera bag (which I found ridiculous, let alone risky for my camera being broken...)
DENplanenut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5322 times:
I was escheluded to fly DEN-LGA(United), JFK-VIE(Austrian), VIE-VCE (Tyrolean) on Sept. 14, 2001 on my first trip to Italy. Instead I ended up driving from DEN to NYC for a couple of days... Got close enough to see smoking still rising from Ground Zero. Anyhow, no luck at JFK on the 14th, so I drove to PHL... same situation. Finally on Sept. 16th I made it to Washington, DC... there a nice gentleman from SAS offered to honor our reservation and he booked us on a flight IAD-CPH on SAS of course, and then CPH-VCE on Maersk. It worked out well for us. I also drove by the Pentagon and saw the area where the AA flight crashed. Came back to the US on Sept. 29, 2001 FCO-BCN(Alitalia) and then BCN-JFK(Iberia-flight relatively empty) and JFK-IAD(United Xpress)... the worst of all was driving my car back home to Denver.
Dl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1563 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5312 times:
I flew Delta flight 709 from ATL to SLC on 9-15-05. It was very surreal. I was sizing up every passenger in the gate area and on the flight for their potential as a terrorist. I could tell most of them were doing the same. The flight was about 1/3 full and of course went of without a hitch.
EI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5306 times:
I was meant to be on Delta leaving from LAX-JFK-SNN-DUB on the 25th of September but my flights were rearranged and I ended up flying LAX-ATL-SNN-DUB instead. It was kinda ok. Flight was pretty full considering all that had gone on a couple of weeks previous. Flew a 757 to ATL and then I got to fly N864DA Delta's Soaring Spirit all the way to DUB.
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DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5300 times:
I flew ATL-SAV the week after just a few days after they allowed flights again. My whole family was worried that something would happen which amused me. I ensured them that a lightly loaded 757 with minimal fuel and a fair amount of soldiers going to Hunter AAF was not going to be highjacked that day.
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TR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5278 times:
GRU-MIA in July 2002 with AA.
Not that close but there was one AA flight to MIA cancelled (767-300) and all passengers were moved to the other flight (777-200) which was obviously full, and "overbooked" by less then 10 people - don't know if that was still a 9/11 effect.