mirrodie
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Raising Money For Members Of The Ill Fated Crews

Thu Sep 20, 2001 1:08 am

I just got an email from justplanes.com. They are selling a CD for $12 and it showcases the planes with our old NYC skyline in the background. They state that the monies gained will help support the families of the crews that died in the disasters.

Now, I am usually skeptical of all the emails and pop-ups lately telling you to donate money here and there. Who really knows where these monies go. Besides the Red Cross, I trust no one.

However, since I think this is actually legitimate, I am letting you all know. It's a relatively cheap CD and 10 dollars of each sale goes to their families. check out www.justplanes.com.

PS Believe me, I don't get any profits. :-(
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mirrodie
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RE: Raising Money For Members Of The Ill Fated Crews

Thu Sep 20, 2001 1:15 am

Nota bene:

Also, this is IMHO, but since we all love airliners and I personally think most crews are exceptional, perhaps this is our chance as a airliners.net community to support a good cause together.

Perhaps if when (if) you order, we can let them know we are members of this site.

Just a thought.

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RE: Raising Money For Members Of The Ill Fated Crews

Thu Sep 20, 2001 1:20 am

If we are talking about the crews in particular, the airlines, their employers provide generous life insurance policies that will more than take care of families. Not to mention the pension and related benefits that the families are also entitled to. Another common practice among most people and certainly flight crews is to have life insurance policies in addition to those provided by their employers. I doubt any of the families are in dire financial condition.

Now the families/dependants/partners of passengers on those planes are another matter, who knows what kind of support they now have. Although most people have some kind of life insurance policy, we know that not all people do. The airlines will eventually (and maybe sooner than later in this incident) pay out to the families of victims.

I would be warry of scams that claim to be collecting money for relief. You can always call the local office of the Better Business Bureau since all organizations doing this kind of thing must register and prove their legitimacy.
 
mirrodie
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RE: Raising Money For Members Of The Ill Fated Crews

Thu Sep 20, 2001 1:26 am

Thanks. I will check it out. it's nothing against the company per se, it's just that I wan to make sure my dollars help.
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mirrodie
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RE: Raising Money For Members Of The Ill Fated Crews

Thu Sep 20, 2001 12:07 pm

I am still working on it, but does anyone else know if this is a legitimate thing that is going on with justplanes?

I just want to be sure our monies will help those in need.
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skyhawk
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RE: Raising Money For Members Of The Ill Fated Crews

Sat Sep 22, 2001 5:57 am

Just thought you would want to know, the companies do provide a good policy for if you die in the line of duty as these people did, but it is by no means huge. As far as the continued pass privlieges and pension are concerned, they vary distinctly from carrier to carrier. United's may be very generous while American's not so generous or the other way around and then again neither may be all that good. But no matter how you look at it, it is going to be tough on these families especially if they have many children to think of providing a college education for. I imagine most of you know or at least have an idea about how expensive that is, I do and it doesn't come cheap. But, Woodsboy, you are right when you mentioned that we as a group need to know if this company is on the up and up or not-the last thing we want happening is for our "family" to become victims of an elaborate scam at the expense of others.