RyGuy
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Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:38 am

I am just curiouse to know if anybody would fly on sept 11
between either JFK-LAX , JFK-SFW, Boston-LAX or Newark-SFW
on American Airlines or United Airlines.
DId you know that United still operates flight 93 on that day.

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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:51 am

why not?
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:03 am

Quoting RyGuy (Thread starter):
DId you know that United still operates flight 93 on that day.

I'm pretty sure they changed the flight number. As for the rest of the question, no I wouldn't. However, I would travel on September 11th between those cities on Delta. Why did you mention JFK? None of the planes used on 9/11 departed from JFK.
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:40 am

definetly not it would be so disrespectful... plus i don't live by any of thoose cities!
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:03 am

I have flown on the 11th of September between Malysia and Australian. Did not worry me at all.
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:38 am

If I needed to fly then I would and yes I would use those airlines. I find this a bit silly and pointless and it isnt disrespectful. If you need to fly you need to fly!
 
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:45 am

Quoting JamesJimlb (Reply 3):
definetly not it would be so disrespectful... plus i don't live by any of thoose cities!

Oh Grow Up...

Sure I would fly.
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:38 pm

I was on a CO flight on Friday, Sept. 10, 2004 SEA-EWR that was scheduled to arrive about 11:30 pm on that same day. Due to runway/taxiway work being done that month at EWR, we had a ground stop for about 1 hour at SEA and I arrived close to 1 am on Sept. 11th. (borded at the normal time, taxied out then stopped and parked at the far end of the airport to wait) My intent was to not 'fly' on the 11th but it didn't work out that way. Fortuntally, the flight on a 737-(800?) was only about 50% full, had a good conversation with a f/a during the flight and overall had a good experience. Still, it was a bit wierd. Still though, I wouldn't want to take a morning flight on a Sept. 11th out of BOS or EWR.
What does wierd me out about 9/11/01, was in late August, about 2 weeks before, I had traveled round trip EWR-BOS-EWR on CO (737's both ways) and I had sharp box cutters and office sissors in my carry on - and no issues from security then. I was on business assisting with the reviewing of client documents in a warehouse to oppositon attorneys/paralegals in a case I was working with and used them to open taped sealed boxes.
 
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:44 pm

I mean if business took me to JFK, LAX of SFO then yes. But other than that I can't really see myself flying from JFK to the west coast for any reason.
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:03 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 7):
I had traveled round trip EWR-BOS-EWR on CO (737's both ways) and I had sharp box cutters and office sissors in my carry on - and no issues from security then.

Because they weren't a banned item then. Nothing the hijackers did up to the hijacking itself was illegal. Not the way they purchased their tickets, not the way they boarded the plane, nothing they brought on board was illegal or banned at that time. You might argue the intent to hijack was illegal but now you're getting into people's thoughts and that scares me.
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:46 pm

Quoting RyGuy (Thread starter):
DId you know that United still operates flight 93 on that day.

The morning flight EWR-SFO is UA853 now.

Quoting RyGuy (Thread starter):
I am just curiouse to know if anybody would fly on sept 11

I wouldn't bat an eye. I've no superstitions concerning flying.
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:11 pm

I flew on September 11th the year after...AW from San Antonio to Oakland, CA. I felt no fear and actually felt I was defying those who were attempting to intimidate our people. The airport in San Antonio was a ghost town.
 
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:39 pm

I don't see a reason why I shouldn't fly on Sep 11 from anywhere to anywhere (be it from/to JFK, EWR, LGA or OUA)
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:50 pm

of course I would - why not ? as for the suggestion that it is somehow 'disrespectful' I would suggest that it would be more disrespectful to those who died if we were to avoid flying on 11 Sept - bowing to fear is saying to the terrorists "OK , You win"
 
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:51 am

Quoting JamesJimlb (Reply 3):
definetly not it would be so disrespectful... plus i don't live by any of thoose cities!

It would be disrespectful NOT to fly on 9/11! You'll be demonstrating that you're afraid of a bunch of terrorists.

I'd fly on 1/11, 2/11, 3/11, 4/11, 5/11, 6/11, 7/11, 8/11, 9/11, 10/11, 11/11, or 12/11! IT'S A FREAKIN' DAY!* Do you ride the train on 3/11? Now, between JFK-LAX , JFK-SFW, Boston-LAX or Newark-SFW-no. Why?
A) No need
B) SFW doesn't exist
But if I had to between NYC (JFK, EWR, LGA, ISP), BOS, SFO, or LAX, I don't mind. The terrorists would have to be really stupid to attack on the same day with tighter security. Might as well walk around with a bullseye on your back.

*"a freakin' day" as in just another ordinary day, except the fact over 3,000 people died five years ago, of which I remember and respect those people.
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:42 am

Yeh i would fly on 9/11 the same as i would fly on Friday the 13th because like some have said its just a day its not like theirs a ticking time-bomb waiting to go off on dates like these

Quoting JamesJimlb (Reply 3):
JamesJimlb

And at what point is it disrespectful? If you applied that rule to every plane crash that happens because its "disrespectful" you'd be a vegetable, You'd never move, like Kaz said you need to grow up.

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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:56 pm

Sure would, and I have!

I flew NW from SMF to MSP on 9/11/02.
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:33 pm

Would You Fly On Sept 11
Why not?
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:53 pm

Why not? If I have to be somewhere, then I will fly on whatever day I have to. Its not like I stand a greater chance of being on a flight thats hijacked, or would be disrespectful to the people who died.
 
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:35 am

Why not? I'd fly a UA 232 LAX-ORD, UA 93 BOS-SFO, and others.

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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:05 pm

Quoting Piercey (Reply 19):
UA 93 BOS-SFO

UA 93 no longer exists, but when it did it went from EWR-SFO
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:26 pm

Quoting DL4EVR (Reply 20):
but when it did it went from EWR-SFO

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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:43 pm

Flew AA on 9/11/05 CVG-ORD-JAX

Ironically the last time I flew before 9/11/01 was about three weeks before. While on final to SFO (I was traveling SAN-SFO-NRT-FUK) on UA 930 the captain came over the PA saying not to be startled as an AA flight was also on final off to our right. While it may have been no big deal at than time I'm curious if he still gave his warning after 9/11.
 
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:42 am

Of course I'd travel on 9/11 if I have to. At this point it is just another day. Unfortunately because of too many peoples beliefs or superstitions they will never fly on that day.

I was extremely saddened and depressed when it happened, because I used to work in Res for AA during that time. You can only imagine what went through my head during that point in time.

Quite frankly, and not to sound insensitive, I have moved. I do not think about that anymore. I think for today, not yesterday nor 4 years ago.
 
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:20 pm

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 11):
I flew on September 11th the year after...AW from San Antonio to Oakland, CA. I felt no fear and actually felt I was defying those who were attempting to intimidate our people.

Good on ya! I hate those hijackers not only for the despicable loss of life they caused, but also for the effect they had on the airline industry. They want to scare us into avoiding air travel. To an extent, that's what happened shortly after that fateful day. Things still aren't completely the same. IMO, airport security can never be completely impenetrable. Our best defense is our own alertness. These days, I don't suppose a terrorist would get very far through the cabin before he would be taken down by a mob of passengers.
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:04 pm

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 13):
of course I would - why not ? as for the suggestion that it is somehow 'disrespectful' I would suggest that it would be more disrespectful to those who died if we were to avoid flying on 11 Sept - bowing to fear is saying to the terrorists "OK , You win"

Agree totally. I would not have any hesitation about flying on 9/11, besides you might get a bargain fare as well as delivering a two-finger at the terrorists!

I had to travel on the London Underground on the first day it reopened after the July bombings. I have to confess that when I was in a carriage with just two other people, when normally it is packed tighter than a sardine can, I did feel uneasy. However, when the train stopped at Tottenham Court Road, an old man and his wife climbed abroad and said that they were travelling today simply to show the terrorists, just like Hitler and the IRA before them, that they could not stop the British traveller going about their normal daily life. Somehow this made me feel better and more determined.
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:48 am

Most certainly. "Why not stand up while everyone's listening?".

Just my $0.02 (CDN)

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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:26 pm

Yes

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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:34 am

Quoting RyGuy (Thread starter):
I am just curiouse to know if anybody would fly on sept 11

No qualms about it here. I've flown on Sep 11th or the days surrounding it pretty much every year since 9/11 and would actively choose to fly on September 11th if it were anything like it was in 2002. Airports were close to deserted because people were scared and airfares were cheap. 9/11/2002 was soon after I graduated from high school and quite a few of my friends travelled away on their Gap years that day. One flew from London to Bali for a shade over £150!
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:35 am

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 26):
Why not stand up while everyone's listening

you got that from that commercial.... when we voted!
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:23 am

Nothing will stop me from flying any time to any where .Any way as someone said (the world is safer now)"isn`t it?"
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:52 am

Simple answer yes I would fly on the 11th why would it make any diffrence. . . Its still a flight YEHHH!
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:16 pm

Yes I would fly, I find this thread a little bit out there, the probability of having another strike on anyday of the year on the US is 1 in 10000000.
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RE: Would You Fly On Sept 11

Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:05 am

Quoting RyGuy (Thread starter):
DId you know that United still operates flight 93 on that day.

"The flight route designation for future flights on the same route was renumbered from Flight 93 to Flight 81 in October 2001 out of respect for those who died. Among the first passengers to fly this route was Lisa Beamer, wife of Todd Beamer. Since then, United Airlines has renumbered all of their flights. The current flight designator for the same route, departing at approximately the same time, is flight 853, from Newark to San Francisco, with a continuation to Tokyo, Japan."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_93

Getting back to the topic, 9/11 is a regular day in the US. It's not designated as a national holiday or anything. Not flying for a simple reason that it happens to be the 11th day of the 9th month is nonsense, as would be not flying on the MD-11 because once back in 1998 the aftermarket entertainment system caught fire and the plane crashed. 9/11 is just an ordinary day for flying and it has been for the past 4 years.

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