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Were You In The Air For Y2K?  
User currently offlineTimePilot From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 296 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5691 times:

This thread: How Soon After 9/11 Did You Travel? (by Wrighbrothers Nov 16 2005 in Aviation Polls & Prefs) made me think of this. Were you in the air when the clocks rolled over to the year 2000?

My friend was on a flight from Japan to the US in a 747 and said there were about 6 people on the whole plane! He got plenty of exercise by walking laps around the plane  Big grin

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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5669 times:

No. I´ve made a habit in recent years to spend New Year at home.

On that very occasion, I sat alone in front of my TV-set and watched the various "turn of the century" allover the world !
IIRC started with Sydney (which was afternoon of my time), then "went through" some Asian cities (especially Hong Kong). Then had a brief period of other viewings, before the "turn" reached Europe. I still remember that my TV-session lasted (at least) "until" Rio de Janeiro (early morning).
During that 24h-period, I was on the phone for several hours chatting with my sister (the longest session was about 2h during local midnight) - I hated that bill (no free calls over here !).
And it was freezing cold around my hometown.


Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5666 times:

Ahh Y2K...

The Millennium bug fiasco... the media had people thinking all the clocks would stop, the internet would shut down, planes would fall out of the skies...

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5655 times:

No.But Was Awaiting Two Aircraft on the Tarmec that were Flying at that time.Wondering what would occur.

Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5654 times:

I don't think there were a lot of flights on that night. I remember that KLM kept their planes on the ground.

Destruction leads to a very rough road but it also breeds creation
User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 2041 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5639 times:

yeah I remember that there arent many CX will fly before Y2K. They cancelled all their flight and waited for the next day.

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