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Airline Ticket Offices At The World Trade Center  
User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

I remember as a child visiting the airline ticket offices at the World Trade Center and collecting timetables there. I have no memory of when these airline ticket offices closed though. Were they still there/operating on 9/11 or had they closed already? If the former, which airlines had employees there on 9/11?

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User currently offlinegosimeon From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

Here is a list of companies who were in the towers when they fell: http://tbtf.com/unblinking/arc/2001-09a.htm

I see Continental in there, perhaps it was their ticket office?


User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 928 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3635 times:

Delta had an office in the North Tower Lobby. I was with Eastern in the 80s/90s and I thought we had an office in the WTC of course way before 2001 but I may be mistaken? Believe that TWA also was in the North Tower.


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User currently offlinegosimeon From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting globalflyer (Reply 2):
Delta had an office in the North Tower Lobby. I was with Eastern in the 80s/90s and I thought we had an office in the WTC of course way before 2001 but I may be mistaken? Believe that TWA also was in the North Tower.

Yupp they're both on that list too!


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16865 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

Up until about a year ago there was a photo of the World Trade Center airline ticket offices at EWR, it was by the Welcome center at the FIS. It's strange that it stayed there that long, another portrait above the FIS with a photo of the Twin Towers was quickly removed in the months after 9/11.


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User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

I recall going to the WTC counter at the South Tower to purchase CO tickets in 1982. I believe most were gone before 9/11. Some of them were located on a concourse level that wraped around and above the 'ground floor' lobby for the elevators in one of the towers.

User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21529 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

I miss the ticket offices of yore.

I remember in Palo Alto, there is an airline ticketing office like a small airport lobby, with all different airlines sharing one large office, with ticketing counters for each airline just like an airport. CO, UA, AA, DL and others were in one place. Made if VERY convenient for us college kids. Walk across the street from school to get tickets home for holidays.

This was before online ticketing other than eaasysaabre.



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User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 618 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3056 times:

In the Spring of 2002, as I was checking in for a CO flight at the Penn Station ticket counter, I asked the female agent if she had known anyone who had worked at the CO CTO in the North Tower.

She said she had worked there, and that after the first plane hit, they immediately closed the office and sent everyone home.

Quoting ikramerica (Reply 6):
I remember in Palo Alto, there is an airline ticketing office like a small airport lobby, with all different airlines sharing one large office, with ticketing counters for each airline just like an airport. CO, UA, AA, DL and others were in one place. Made if VERY convenient for us college kids. Walk across the street from school to get tickets home for holidays.

This was before online ticketing other than eaasysaabre.

Denver had one of those too! It was downtown, and I remember several airlines being there, including IIRC CO, DL, and TW. You are right -- it had the feeling of being an airport lobby!


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