RyGuy From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 180 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5689 times:
I am just curiouse to know if anybody would fly on sept 11
between either JFK-LAX , JFK-SFW, Boston-LAX or Newark-SFW
on American Airlines or United Airlines.
DId you know that United still operates flight 93 on that day.
I'm pretty sure they changed the flight number. As for the rest of the question, no I wouldn't. However, I would travel on September 11th between those cities on Delta. Why did you mention JFK? None of the planes used on 9/11 departed from JFK.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12887 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5646 times:
I was on a CO flight on Friday, Sept. 10, 2004 SEA-EWR that was scheduled to arrive about 11:30 pm on that same day. Due to runway/taxiway work being done that month at EWR, we had a ground stop for about 1 hour at SEA and I arrived close to 1 am on Sept. 11th. (borded at the normal time, taxied out then stopped and parked at the far end of the airport to wait) My intent was to not 'fly' on the 11th but it didn't work out that way. Fortuntally, the flight on a 737-(800?) was only about 50% full, had a good conversation with a f/a during the flight and overall had a good experience. Still, it was a bit wierd. Still though, I wouldn't want to take a morning flight on a Sept. 11th out of BOS or EWR.
What does wierd me out about 9/11/01, was in late August, about 2 weeks before, I had traveled round trip EWR-BOS-EWR on CO (737's both ways) and I had sharp box cutters and office sissors in my carry on - and no issues from security then. I was on business assisting with the reviewing of client documents in a warehouse to oppositon attorneys/paralegals in a case I was working with and used them to open taped sealed boxes.
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5646 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 7): I had traveled round trip EWR-BOS-EWR on CO (737's both ways) and I had sharp box cutters and office sissors in my carry on - and no issues from security then.
Because they weren't a banned item then. Nothing the hijackers did up to the hijacking itself was illegal. Not the way they purchased their tickets, not the way they boarded the plane, nothing they brought on board was illegal or banned at that time. You might argue the intent to hijack was illegal but now you're getting into people's thoughts and that scares me.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
DesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 5646 times:
I flew on September 11th the year after...AW from San Antonio to Oakland, CA. I felt no fear and actually felt I was defying those who were attempting to intimidate our people. The airport in San Antonio was a ghost town.
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8493 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5637 times:
of course I would - why not ? as for the suggestion that it is somehow 'disrespectful' I would suggest that it would be more disrespectful to those who died if we were to avoid flying on 11 Sept - bowing to fear is saying to the terrorists "OK , You win"
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NWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4893 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5631 times:
Quoting JamesJimlb (Reply 3): definetly not it would be so disrespectful... plus i don't live by any of thoose cities!
It would be disrespectful NOT to fly on 9/11! You'll be demonstrating that you're afraid of a bunch of terrorists.
I'd fly on 1/11, 2/11, 3/11, 4/11, 5/11, 6/11, 7/11, 8/11, 9/11, 10/11, 11/11, or 12/11! IT'S A FREAKIN' DAY!* Do you ride the train on 3/11? Now, between JFK-LAX , JFK-SFW, Boston-LAX or Newark-SFW-no. Why?
A) No need
B) SFW doesn't exist
But if I had to between NYC (JFK, EWR, LGA, ISP), BOS, SFO, or LAX, I don't mind. The terrorists would have to be really stupid to attack on the same day with tighter security. Might as well walk around with a bullseye on your back.
*"a freakin' day" as in just another ordinary day, except the fact over 3,000 people died five years ago, of which I remember and respect those people.
Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
Seanp11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5570 times:
Why not? If I have to be somewhere, then I will fly on whatever day I have to. Its not like I stand a greater chance of being on a flight thats hijacked, or would be disrespectful to the people who died.
Navairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5517 times:
Flew AA on 9/11/05 CVG-ORD-JAX
Ironically the last time I flew before 9/11/01 was about three weeks before. While on final to SFO (I was traveling SAN-SFO-NRT-FUK) on UA 930 the captain came over the PA saying not to be startled as an AA flight was also on final off to our right. While it may have been no big deal at than time I'm curious if he still gave his warning after 9/11.
AC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5486 times:
Quoting DesertAir (Reply 11): I flew on September 11th the year after...AW from San Antonio to Oakland, CA. I felt no fear and actually felt I was defying those who were attempting to intimidate our people.
Good on ya! I hate those hijackers not only for the despicable loss of life they caused, but also for the effect they had on the airline industry. They want to scare us into avoiding air travel. To an extent, that's what happened shortly after that fateful day. Things still aren't completely the same. IMO, airport security can never be completely impenetrable. Our best defense is our own alertness. These days, I don't suppose a terrorist would get very far through the cabin before he would be taken down by a mob of passengers.
Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
: Agree totally. I would not have any hesitation about flying on 9/11, besides you might get a bargain fare as well as delivering a two-finger at the t
: Most certainly. "Why not stand up while everyone's listening?". Just my $0.02 (CDN) Cheers, Boeingfanyyz