seagulls2020 wrote:Recently, i was wondering what the airline industry would look like today has the September 11 attacks never taken place, along with the world as a whole.
I also concern over:
seagulls2020 wrote:Who knows. Something worse could have happened.
Nevertheless, i think boeing would have gone ahead with the sonic cruiser along with classic aircraft retirements such as 727 or dc-10 being postponed.
Arion640 wrote:If 9/11 had not happened it would of been something else. I doubt you’d still be meeting the family at the gate today.
Kent350787 wrote:Arion640 wrote:If 9/11 had not happened it would of been something else. I doubt you’d still be meeting the family at the gate today.
Aprt from meetign the family at the gate, which still continues in my country, I agree that it would ahve been something else. Aviation wuld have remained a terrorist targest, the success of 9/11 justshowed how "easy" it was.
That said, I'm not sure that thestructure and approach of the US with TSA has necessarily been the best way forward.
Arion640 wrote:Where do you live? New Zealand? Was great meeting family off the gate (domestic only) when i lived there.
Kent350787 wrote:Arion640 wrote:Where do you live? New Zealand? Was great meeting family off the gate (domestic only) when i lived there.
No, Australia. Always meet family at the gate, and the airport (SYD) was always a fun outing with the kids when they were younger (T2 or T3 domestic). Need to pass through security, but no ticket/ID requiremnts to do so.
I don't recall what the security requirements were pre-9/11. My wife flew on 11/11, only to have the airline collapse after she arrived 600 miles from home (Ansett). QF switched its international widebodies to domestic to take up the demand.
But, back OT, I still believe that if the 9/11 attacks hadn't occurred, a terrorist act with as great an impact for air travel would have happened at that time.
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