mia305
Topic Author
Posts: 322
Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:26 am

Airline Industry Today: Minus the 9/11 Attacks?

Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:32 am

If 9/11 never happened. The economy never tanked and fuel prices never rose
what would the airline industry be like today?
 
User avatar
TWA772LR
Posts: 4055
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:12 am

Airline Industry Today: Minus the 9/11 Attacks?

Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:23 am

More airlines would still be around, that's for sure, less lay-offs, and while fuel prices would've still gone up, it wouldn't be near as dramatic changes and the prices wouldn't be as high as they are now.
And for my next miracle, I'm gonna turn water into funk!
 
mia305
Topic Author
Posts: 322
Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:26 am

Airline Industry Today: Minus the 9/11 Attacks?

Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:34 am

Besides TWA being bought out before any of this happened.
What would other airlines be like today in general. Would there still
be any airline mergers?
 
zrs70
Posts: 3352
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2000 4:08 am

Airline Industry Today: Minus the 9/11 Attacks?

Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:47 pm

Airlines mergers have existed practically since airlines began. While 9/11 certainly fueled a change, the changes would eventually have happened anyway.
17 year airliners.net vet! 2000-2016
 
Braniff747SP
Posts: 2572
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:56 am

RE: Airline Industry Today: Minus The 9/11 Attacks

Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:18 pm

Security theater wouldn't exist, either. We could take water on board, pass through the detector with jackets and shoes on, and life would generally be easier.
The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
 
User avatar
aerdingus
Posts: 2653
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:58 pm

RE: Airline Industry Today: Minus The 9/11 Attacks

Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:18 am

Would FR be operating 300 737-800s?   
2016: BHX GLA KIR LCY LGW MUC VIE BA EI FR LH OS A320 A321 ATR 42 ATR 72 B738 E190 E195

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AirbusMDCFAN, viviparuz and 7 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos