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How Soon After 9/11 Did You Travel?  
User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5595 times:

Hello everyone.

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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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3254 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5590 times:

I travelled 9/13 from Glasgow to Milan so that I could attend the Monza GP that weekend.

I also travelled the following month to the US (it was GLA -> SFO -> TPA -> GLA) and the flights were mostly full (even though SFO upon arrival was totally dead).


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User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5589 times:

I don't know the exact date anymore, but it was about a week later, I flew AMS-TRN on a KLC F70. My initial plan was to fly to MCO.

User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5581 times:

January 2002. ORF-SJC on AA.

User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5565 times:

January 2002 for me as well. EWR-FLL-NAS-FLL-EWR for my 10th birthday!

No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineCrazyHorse From Austria, joined Nov 2005, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5559 times:

3 months later I traveled to my Grandpa in Vermont/USA on LX.
Routing was ZRH-Montreal, I was the first time in my life our family flew not through LHR and not with BA.


User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5555 times:

Whilst not to/from the US I was on holiday in Barcelon when 9/11 happened and flew home three days later on easyJet. Lots of delays and chaos...

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User currently offlineBAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5550 times:

I flew the next morning, 9/12, on a PG flight BKK-PNH.

Airport was eerily quiet and the TV's were obviously full of CNN with repeated footage of the planes flying into the WTC, which was an odd thing to see televised inside an airport.

The NW check-in area was completely sealed off and was a complete ghost area.

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User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5539 times:

I flew WN LAX-RNO on the 21st. It was very quiet on board, and the captain made a few remarks. The flight was pretty empty. Seems like yesterday.

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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5539 times:

I flew LHR-JED-RUH on Sept 10 and RUH-JED on Sept 12.

I have never wanted to get out of the air so quickly as I did on Sept 12! worried 

User currently offlineNightHawk117 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5539 times:

I flew US PFN-MCO-PHL in December of 2001 strongly against my family's wishes. They did NOT want me to fly. I did not feel afraid at all and liked the 1/4 full airplane and less crowds at the airport.

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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7606 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5533 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  Wink
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]

"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 5521 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.

User currently offlineB6sea From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5517 times:

I flew AS SEA-BOI in November to go skiing at Sun Valley... it was pretty weird how empty the flight was.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5511 times:

December 2001 . . . . ANC-PHX-MRY CO/HP and then SJC-LAX-SJC on AA.

User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5510 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...)

User currently offlineDENplanenut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5499 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.

User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4973 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5491 times:

December 2001, MIA-CGD. If I'm not mistaken my flight was a couple of days after that a$$hole attempted to blow up an AA but was stopped in flight when he was lighting a match.

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User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1564 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5489 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.


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User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1627 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5488 times:

October 11th PUY-LGW after my contract in Croatia finished.

Flew to the USA twice in the December of that year.


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User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5483 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.

Rob  wave 

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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5477 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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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined exactly 16 years ago today! , 2642 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5465 times:

I flew the first day US airspace was reopened, I believe 15 Sep 2001. Went FLL-ATL-SAN on DL. Quite eery, but the flights were both almost completley full.

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User currently offlineTR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5455 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.


User currently offlineJakeorion From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5452 times:

November 16, 2001 on Alaska Airlines MD-90 to Los Cabos, flight was completely full. Nobody was afraid or anything, pleasant flight.

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25 Luv2fly : In December of 2001 BUF to JFK and return the next day, just a quick over night trip.
26 Redngold : December-January 2001, CLE-TPA-CLE. I can't remember the exact itinerary. I'm pretty sure I took the train to my folks for Thanksgiving that year.
27 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Just over 2 weeks. I flew UA to JFK Lee
28 CV990 : Hi! Date:2002/12/16 Airline: LX Flight: ZRH/LAX Airplane: MD11 Registration: HB-IWM Things changed a lot, since my previous USA trip was in July 2001
29 Soups : septembeR 14 i flew ACC-AMS-LHR
30 BAViscount : The first time that I actually flew was 11/9/2003 from LGW to GCI (I was poor in those days) although the significance of the date didn't actually occ
31 Dtwclipper : I was on AA on 9/11 and got stuck at ORD. I was flying again on the first day traffic was open in the US.
32 DLX737200 : December 27, 2001 for me, MCO-ATL-IND. All flights were fully packed. It certainly was a different experience having to say goodbye to my family at se
33 PHLBOS : Early November 2001 (I forget the exact dates) to visit my father who was in Toledo at the time. US & USx (Trans States) ABE-PIT-TOL & TOL-PIT-ABE; 73
34 Bushpilot : I was scheduled to fly on 9-11. AS flt from ANC-DLG. Knew about the attacks and the grounding well before I was to fly in the afternoon. It was sunday
35 Ozvirginuk : I flew on 18 Sep 2001 from LHR to SYD on BA then, then again a couple of days later on QF SYD-BNE, returned to the UK 4 weeks later on BA, flight was
36 Cactus739 : Some friends and I drove from Phoenix to LA and spent a couple days at Disneyland a few weeks after 9/11. My first airplane ride after 9/11 was in Oct
37 TimePilot : Slightly OT: I flew about 4 days before 9/11, and out of BOS, too. Drove past the hotel that those #"$%& hijackers stayed in. I remember how lax secur
38 Buckieboy : All, I flew less than a week after the 11th of September 2001. SHA to PEK with China Eastern. The plane was almost full. In the circumstances China wa
39 CXA330300 : Christmas '01. LGA-YYZ-LGA. AC. Flight wasn't very full.
40 AFC_Ajax00 : In early October 2001 I did a CDG-JFK.
41 Wrighbrothers : Thanks for all your replys. Just one question : Do you now feel safer or less safe post 9/11 ? Wrighbrothers
42 Matt27 : October 2001 just a domestic flight in Sweden. First international was ARN-SHJ-DPS on Dec. 25th. //Matt
43 HT : Neither "Safer" nor "unsafer". While raised security measures in general are a good thing, there are a number of occasions where I nowadays think tha
44 UsAirways16bwi : i flew BWI-PHL-FLL-PHL-BWI on US in december 18-26, 2001. It was surprisingly normal. The flights were full and it was business as usual.
45 Hirnie : I did FRA-ORD-LAS on 19th of September. Was a funny trip...a whole United 744 econ cabin for us three guys...
46 Post contains images TriStar500 : I haven't been to the US since June 2001, although this is not related to 9/11 or any political reasons. There just happen to be so many other nice a
47 ACDC8 : I flew in December 2001 (the day after Richard Reid tried to light his foot on fire on an AA flight) from DUS-FRA-YYC-YLW and all flights were booked
48 BCAL707 : Flew on Nov 23 2001 on United SFO-CDG and returned on Nov 29. Business Class on United on 777. Service was terrific. Fellow passengers sort of quiet.
49 LTBEWR : April 2002, EWR-LHR-EWR, BA, 777's both ways for vacation for 10 days. Booked it in late March, and my flight to the UK was just after the Queen's mom
50 Eric777 : JFK-STT on August 21, 2002 on AA returning on Aug 28, 2002 - almost a year after the attacks. Flights were booked solid on the 757 both ways. -Eric
51 SmithAir747 : The first time I flew after 9/11/01 was on April 20, 2002, from FWA-ORD-DUB on American Eagle and Aer Lingus. When I got to FWA that day, there were t
52 Daleaholic : August of 2002 MAN - MCO on Virgin Atlantic.
53 AIRCANL1011 : I was in Wales on Holiday over 9/11. We were supposed to fly CWL-YYZ on 9/13 with Air Transat but the flight was cancelled. We ended up having to driv
54 B727 : 10-12-01 travelled SYR-TPA RT B727
55 JM017 : 17 September 2001. The flight was: KIN-MBJ-BWI on JM. I was actually on holiday outside the country when the events of 9-11-2001 happened and was sche
56 Willbdsp : November 13, 2001 I flew DTW-PIT-LGW on US. This was just days after the AA crash in NYC. The day before Thanksgiving, 2001 I flew CDG PHL PIT on US.
57 AirCop : 9/18/01 - to PHX to LAX and back on the same day, with nearly empty 737-700 and the next week 9/25/01 to PHX to SAN and back same day, same lack of cr
58 I530j : March of 02 Justin
59 EurofleetLHR : I was actually on board a Delta 777 at Atlanta, awaiting departure, on 09/11. Needless to say, we were all deplaned and the whole of my itinerary to O
60 Post contains links and images Kahala777 : Domestic: 18 September 800pm Las Vegas to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to Sacramento Shuttle by United Airlines, 737-300 View Large View MediumPhoto ©
61 AeroWesty : About a week and a half later (I don't have my calendar handy for the exact date). Alaska Airlines PDX-PHX-PDX with maybe 25% of the seats filled each
62 PacNWJet : My wife and I flew on October 5, 2001 from Portland, Oregon to our honeymoon in Hawaii, 24 days after 9/11. The security screening process in PDX, HNL
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