QIguy24
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Non-rev On September 11th.

Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:55 pm

Hey friends...

I have a question regarding non revs on a day like 11th of september. I'm flying with a friend from BSL-CPH-EWR-MCO that day on a non-rev ticket.

This might sound like a strange question to you guys, but do you know if that day has less passengers than a "normal" day, because if its history? Or does it have more passengers because if the excitement on traveling that day?
 
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RE: Non-rev On September 11th.

Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:03 pm

In my experience 2002 and 2003 on 9/11 were light travel days but 2003 was busier then 2002 so as time goes on people are not worrying as much like in the past.
 
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RE: Non-rev On September 11th.

Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:10 pm

i worked one of our JFK-LGB turns and we had about 80(ish) PAX from JFK-LGB and about 90(ish) PAX for the return flight. like Amwest25 said, as time goes on that particular day will be "history" and it will be a regular flying day for the normal "joe". Fly safe everyone!

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RE: Non-rev On September 11th.

Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:40 pm

A little off the subject, but didn't Spirit offer free tickets on 9/11/02? I don't think anyone specifically avoids that day as a travel day anymore. They might have the first year after the attack, but I didn't see any difference last year.
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RE: Non-rev On September 11th.

Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:47 pm

Ok, thanks guys for the replies. Big grin
It is good to now that 9-11 is still a busy travel day.
 
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RE: Non-rev On September 11th.

Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:15 am

Spirit DID, as I recall, Canoe... They were all spoken for in an incredibly short period of time, too, if memory serves. A coworker and I tried to get on-line to snag one, figuring that they'd have a tough time giving them away. WRONG!



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RE: Non-rev On September 11th.

Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:41 am

Yes, and they still had a fair number of no shows for free tix. I think National had $1 fares,too.
It will just become another travel day. Just like how many people avoid HNL on 12/7 (Dec 7th) these days?

[Edited 2004-03-15 19:41:39]
 
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RE: Non-rev On September 11th.

Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:15 am

9/11 this year is on a Saturday. I wonder how much the anniversary being on a Saturday vs. a weekday will affect traffic. I would assume that most travel on a Saturday at that time of the year would be mostly leisure pax. There could be some routing and ops issues in the DC/NYC region on that date this year as I believe that President Bush plans to be at the WTC site that date. Many people especially in the NYC & DC areas are going out of there way to not have weddings or other celebrations that day too.
 
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RE: Non-rev On September 11th.

Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:01 am

Yep, count me in as one of those people in NYC who opted not to get married on 9/11. We briefly considered it, but quickly rejected the idea in favor of the following weekend. It just seemed disrespectful somehow--although my fiancee wasn't living in NY at the time, I was here and it's still pretty fresh in my mind. Also, at least in the near future, 9/11 would be a crappy anniversary to have, IMHO. But I hear some wedding venues are giving serious discounts that day!
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