Ripcordd From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1259 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2590 times:
All flights were leaving the east coast for the west lots of fuel all flights were due to depart within 15 mins of each other and they all had common ratings 757/767...Prob a major reason why the chose the planes they chose not by the flight numbers
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2243 times:
not to seem unconcerned, but this seems to be a compelling reason to fly the number three airline. I don't know who that is, but gee..... if all of those people had flown TWA, a whole bunch of lives would have been saved. I know that's a stretch, but you get my point. What torture it must be fore the families- "Why didn't I buy my son a ticket on Delta?"
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3277 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2173 times:
Sad to say but in terrorism the creation of an impact with your activities is very important. By choosing AA and UA, the 2 best known US airlines they created an additional impact in this macabre event.
God be with us all at this time and condolences to all who lost loved ones.
Thestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2120 times:
Both American and United are probably the only two airlines that fly aircraft as large as the 767/ 757 on frequent transcontinental flights. Transcontinental flights have the most fuel onboard of any domestic flight. Any international flight with more fuel on board would have been a lot harder to hijack because of tougher security measures.
It's obvious why the particular airlines, planes, flights and routes were chosen. Whoever planned this out unfourtunately did a very good job.