flyboy36y
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Flying On 9.11.02?

Sun Jul 07, 2002 2:17 pm

The airfare on 9/11/02 is no cheaper than any other day. I may need to go JFK-DCA in Mid September and I may fly on 9/11 (I want to). What do you guys thing. Am I being stupid and unsafe (like my family thinks)? Is is going to be really tight security? If I do fly on 9/11 what can I expect? Will it be buisness as usual?
 
ILUV767
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RE: Flying On 9.11.02?

Sun Jul 07, 2002 2:27 pm

9/11/02 is just another day. No differnt than 9/10/02. Well...I think that many will be pausing for a moment of silence during the day, but other than that, I think that business will be as usuall.

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RE: Flying On 9.11.02?

Mon Jul 08, 2002 6:26 am

I wouldn't be surprised, however, to see the airlines running specials for that day (or week) within the next few months. Just keep your eyes open.
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flyboy36y
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RE: Flying On 9.11.02?

Mon Jul 08, 2002 7:01 am

I saw no specials. I usually place my ticket orders over the phone but I don't have the balls to say to a human being "what are the fares from New York to Wahington DC on September 11th"

A witty representative might say something like: "Would you like a connection in Pensilvania?"

 
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RE: Flying On 9.11.02?

Mon Jul 08, 2002 11:39 am

i'll probably be in school. Big grin
I don't think anything's going to happen again like that. just a lot of sadness and flags.
 
jhooper
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RE: Flying On 9.11.02?

Mon Jul 08, 2002 2:36 pm

Well, If I'm correct, 9/11 is now a federal holiday (Patriot Day). And isn't it true that there is generally less air travel (and hence more specials) on the actual day of the holiday (i.e. Christmas Day, New Year's Day, etc.)?
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RE: Flying On 9.11.02?

Mon Jul 08, 2002 2:44 pm


Oh please it is just another day. No offense but you family's imagination seems to be in over drive. Besides if there is less traffic that means flights will not be as full so you might have the row to your self and on empty flights service seems to be better. So go for it.
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flyboy36y
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RE: Flying On 9.11.02?

Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:15 pm

Does that mean we get off from work on 9/11? Patriot Day?
 
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RE: Flying On 9.11.02?

Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:21 pm

Here's a copy of the law designating 9/11 a holiday. I'm not sure whether or not this implies we get off work or not.






107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 71



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JOINT RESOLUTION

Amending title 36, United States Code, to designate September 11 as PatriotDay .

Whereas on September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four civilian aircraft, crashing two of them into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, and a third into the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C.;

Whereas the fourth hijacked aircraft crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania after passengers tried to take control of the aircraft in order to prevent the hijackers from crashing the aircraft into an important symbol of democracy and freedom;

Whereas these attacks were by far the deadliest terrorist attacks ever launched against the United States, killing thousands of innocent people; and

Whereas in the aftermath of the attacks the people of the United States stood united in providing support for those in need: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF SEPTEMBER 11 AS PATRIOT DAY .
Chapter 1 of title 36, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
`Sec. 144. Patriot Day
`(a) DESIGNATION- September 11 is PatriotDay .
`(b) PROCLAMATION- The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on--
`(1) State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe PatriotDay with appropriate programs and activities;
`(2) all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States and interested organizations and individuals to display the flag of the United States at halfstaff on PatriotDay in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001; and
`(3) the people of the United States to observe a moment of silence on PatriotDay in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001.'.
SEC. 2. CONFORMING AMENDMENT.
The table of contents for chapter 1 of title 36, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:
`144. PatriotDay .'.
Passed the House of Representatives October 25, 2001.
Attest:

Clerk.

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 71

JOINT RESOLUTION

Amending title 36, United States Code, to designate September 11 as PatriotDay .



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flyboy36y
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RE: Flying On 9.11.02?

Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:27 pm

Until now, I did not think that even Congress could steralize 9/11 like that. Now an honest question: Who would feel 100% comfortable calling American or United airlines and sayig: "what are the fares from New York to Wahington DC on September 11th" ?
 
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RE: Flying On 9.11.02?

Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:31 pm

I probably wouldn't feel comfortable calling them with that question, but that wouldn't stop me from searching the 'net to answer my question.
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