SFORAMPER
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Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:42 am

This has to be a major blow to all airlines financially, specially now with the economy down. I think the feds are gonna have to take over airport security and reassure the american public that we wont become a missile.

what do you think of having armed guards on flights?
like in the movie pax 57, but then again baggage is still a threat. any thoughts.
 
mirrodie
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:43 am

This is the SAFEST time to FLY. Believe it.
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watewate
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:44 am

So much for sky marshalls.
 
Guest

RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:45 am

In that movie they were transporting a convict.
 
chris28_17
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:45 am

I plan on flying up to ORD on saturday...

funny thing, i had plans to spot either EWR or DCA this weekend...


C
 
HyperMike
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 8:19 am

I'm still going to DSM next weekend. Now, is the time to buy tickets to fly. Prices will start dropping bigtime.
 
zizou
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 8:32 am

I for one still love to fly, in spite of what has just happened. It is just an act of cruel fate.
 
phxairfan
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:07 am

I am flying on friday, I am not going to let the ****ing bastards(terrorists) stop me from going where I need to go.
 
calpilot
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:12 am

I fly tommrow. It will be safe.

If you want it safer, let me carry my 9mm in the cockpit like many of us did in our last job.
 
Bicoastal
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:12 am

I'll be in the air as scheduled on Thursday....assuming the airline is flying. You can't live your life in fear, otherwise you'd stay in bed all day. Live life to the fullest everyday, love thy fellow man and woman, and if something happens, you'll have no regrets
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chepos
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:14 am

I would still fly but, air transportation will never be the same after this.
Chepos
Fly the Flag!!!!
 
ryu2
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:17 am

Interesting... I asked about sky marshals and whether they were still around in an earlier thread. I was told that YES they were still used in the US.

I guess that they weren't used on the four flights that were lost today.  Sad Maybe time to put them on EVERY flight?
 
mirrodie
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:23 am

honestly, I may be new to this thread, but unless there are a few air marshals per every flight in the US (!!), an air marshal is just one man.

I have some degree of respect for our protectors but hi-jackers come in numbers. That's a whole lot of marshals!
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patches
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:24 am

I think the sky marshals in every commerical aircraft will be a reality! You can count on that! They thought about doing that during the gulf war. This has to be done no matter what the cost. Jesus Christ people, look at what happened today to those poor people on those fine aircraft and on the ground! I have been sick to my stomach all day thinking about it.
 
TonyBurr
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:26 am

The terrorist want to disrupt our existance! Don't give in. SHow them that they cannot intimidate us. I am flying on Friday on UA and will. They will NOT dictate who we are as a country!
 
Delta_Fan
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 11:37 am

thats right guys , don't stop doing what you do as a normal way of life that is what these bastards are hoping you will do , youre stronger than that
 
Guest

RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 11:43 am

The feds need to take over security check points and all bags need to be x-rayed. We now need to make our security more like Europes. Passengers might not like but security needs to come before passenger comfort. I did hear on Fox News that sky caps will no longer be allowed to check bags at the curb all passengers will need to go inside. Allow at least 2 hours.
 
GuyBetsy1
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 2:19 pm

There's gonna be a ripple effect with all the cancelled flights. This affects all airlines going to / from US. It's be worse that the 1999/2000 milleminum bug fear.
 
AUS_Spotter
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 3:09 pm

I have a flight scheduled AUS to MSP (connecting at DFW) on Saturday and will still be going if circumstances allow. If I can't get out before noon on Sat, I won't be going as I'll miss the reason for my trip.

Jason Knutson - Austin, TX
 
mls515
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 3:10 pm

Any chance my sister and brother-in-law will make their VS ORD-LHR trip on Friday?
 
silverfox
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RE: Who'd Wanna Fly Now?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 3:35 pm

Make everybody strip off and travel naked, not only would it be virtually impossible to hide weapons , it would also give everyone a bloody good laugh.
I am on 6 Usair flights in a fortnight. Have no probs whatsover, but if i see one arab on my plane, then i dont fly.
 
silverfox
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Cell Phone Use

Wed Sep 12, 2001 3:46 pm

.Whilst it it still illegal to use one on the phone, because 'experts' consider the plane will fall out of the sky , can they now please explain , how the four aircraft involved DIDN'T. considering the amount of cellphone traffic at the time.
Logical and considered replies only.
I am not trying to start anything, i just want proof, and i think that this event has disproved it.