That was the question Mr. Points Traveler asked me today before heading off to EWR to catch his flight to Fort Lauderdale.
“I feel fine about you traveling today, tomorrow, or any other day”, I answered.
It was interesting for him to ask that question, since he was taking into consideration that today marks the 14th anniversary of a day that has impacted my family on such a personal level.In Dad’s very first “Dad post”, he shared that his passion for travel was fueled by the “life is short” realization. 14 years ago on this day, my father was on the 59th floor of WTC #2 when American Airlines flight 175 struck the building.
It was a terrifying day for us and everyone around the world, and we’re so thankful that he survived. While many people became fearful of flying for some time immediately following 9/11, my Dad took it upon himself to travel and to encourage us to visit as many places as possible.
I personally have not flown on September 11 because opportunity has never arose, but I wouldn’t be fearful of doing so.
Some people (including some flight crew) are so impacted by the significance of today that they’ve vowed to never step on a plane on 9/11.
What are your thoughts about flying on September 11? For those who have taken flights today, how would you describe the experience? Was there a different vibe all around?