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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #165 on: September 12, 2013, 04:56:20 PM »
+100 You were able to check in at the gate.
On People Express airline we paid ON THE PLANE!  They came around with a manual cc machine, but most people paid cash.

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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #166 on: September 12, 2013, 04:56:33 PM »
Also the metal detectors were way less sensitive. The same belt buckle I used for years before 9/11 without a bleep started beeping away post.
True.

I get jealous hearing how easy it was to walk people right to their gate and pick them up right off the plane.
Not that it's not doable today but not as easy as it was. I would have enjoyed that.
I do it all the time.
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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #167 on: September 12, 2013, 04:58:44 PM »
True.
I do it all the time.
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But that doesn't work everywhere. And unfortunately not at my airport.
There has to be a United lounge, correct?
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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #168 on: September 12, 2013, 04:59:13 PM »
In 1988 or so, I walked my husband to the gate (only he was flying) and said hello to the pilot as he passed by onto the plane.

Used to do it all the time until '01
Curiosity made the cat smarter.

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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #169 on: September 12, 2013, 05:02:30 PM »
But that doesn't work everywhere. And unfortunately not at my airport.
There has to be a United lounge, correct?
Or USAir lounge.
There's always refundable tix.
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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #170 on: September 12, 2013, 05:03:42 PM »
In 1988 or so, I walked my husband to the gate (only he was flying) and said hello to the pilot as he passed by onto the plane.
My dad use to take us on the plane and we were not even passengers.
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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #171 on: September 12, 2013, 05:09:10 PM »
Or USAir lounge.
There's always refundable tix.


No US Air Lounge either.
 :-[
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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #172 on: September 12, 2013, 05:09:21 PM »
My dad use to take us on the plane and we were not even passengers.

Wow. Awesome.
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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #173 on: September 12, 2013, 05:11:37 PM »
unfortunately not at my airport.
 :-[
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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #174 on: September 12, 2013, 05:12:05 PM »
My dad use to take us on the plane and we were not even passengers.
When I was a young lad in Yeshivah, there were rumors about a certain Bochur who did this as a matter of habit (he didn't get off before the door closed ;) )
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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #175 on: September 12, 2013, 05:12:56 PM »
When I went to Eretz Yisroel in 1969-1970 I asked to see the Captain and they took me into the cockpit, sat me down and showed me everything that was going on. Try that  today!!
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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #176 on: September 12, 2013, 05:27:17 PM »
Wow. Awesome.
Actually awesome would be taking a helicopter between two airports as a kid.  ;)
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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #177 on: September 12, 2013, 05:30:24 PM »
When I went to Eretz Yisroel in 1969-1970 I asked to see the Captain and they took me into the cockpit, sat me down and showed me everything that was going on. Try that  today!!

I did that a bunch of times in the 90's.

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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #178 on: September 12, 2013, 05:35:09 PM »
When I went to Eretz Yisroel in 1969-1970 I asked to see the Captain and they took me into the cockpit, sat me down and showed me everything that was going on. Try that  today!!

I just did that on a US Airways flight from TLV to PHL. No issue. But even I was surprised. They even let me take pictures which I've been yelled at for doing a couple times.
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Re: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
« Reply #179 on: September 15, 2013, 01:45:01 AM »
When I went to Eretz Yisroel in 1969-1970 I asked to see the Captain and they took me into the cockpit, sat me down and showed me everything that was going on. Try that  today!!
On southwest airlines they allow kids in and show them around... (after the plane lands)