Was supposed to fly home from a meeting from MCO
on November 12, 01 when my wife called from New York and said that an AA
flight had just crashed after take-off from JFK
(AA 587) and she begged me not to fly back and drive/take the train as the memories from 9/11 were still very fresh and initial reports suspected another terror attack.
was shut down for hours so our B6
A320 could not take off from JFK
to get us, so as far as I remember we had about an 8-hour delay that afternoon/evening getting back to JFK
handled the delay extremely well at MCO
and served Pizza and soft drinks at the gate.
Still remember the silence on board and the awkward feeling on approach to JFK
. Believe our flight got in to JFK
around 1:00 AM
in the morning.
Cheers from Brisbane,