QIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2763 times:
I have a question regarding non revs on a day like 11th of september. I'm flying with a friend from BSL-CPH-EWR-MCO that day on a non-rev ticket.
This might sound like a strange question to you guys, but do you know if that day has less passengers than a "normal" day, because if its history? Or does it have more passengers because if the excitement on traveling that day?
B6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 819 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2674 times:
i worked one of our JFK-LGB turns and we had about 80(ish) PAX from JFK-LGB and about 90(ish) PAX for the return flight. like Amwest25 said, as time goes on that particular day will be "history" and it will be a regular flying day for the normal "joe". Fly safe everyone!
Canoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2844 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2600 times:
A little off the subject, but didn't Spirit offer free tickets on 9/11/02? I don't think anyone specifically avoids that day as a travel day anymore. They might have the first year after the attack, but I didn't see any difference last year.
TriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2390 times:
Spirit DID, as I recall, Canoe... They were all spoken for in an incredibly short period of time, too, if memory serves. A coworker and I tried to get on-line to snag one, figuring that they'd have a tough time giving them away. WRONG!
If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
SprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2268 times:
Yes, and they still had a fair number of no shows for free tix. I think National had $1 fares,too.
It will just become another travel day. Just like how many people avoid HNL on 12/7 (Dec 7th) these days?
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13284 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2177 times:
9/11 this year is on a Saturday. I wonder how much the anniversary being on a Saturday vs. a weekday will affect traffic. I would assume that most travel on a Saturday at that time of the year would be mostly leisure pax. There could be some routing and ops issues in the DC/NYC region on that date this year as I believe that President Bush plans to be at the WTC site that date. Many people especially in the NYC & DC areas are going out of there way to not have weddings or other celebrations that day too.
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3025 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2090 times:
Yep, count me in as one of those people in NYC who opted not to get married on 9/11. We briefly considered it, but quickly rejected the idea in favor of the following weekend. It just seemed disrespectful somehow--although my fiancee wasn't living in NY at the time, I was here and it's still pretty fresh in my mind. Also, at least in the near future, 9/11 would be a crappy anniversary to have, IMHO. But I hear some wedding venues are giving serious discounts that day!