It’s hard to believe that 21 years ago today, the world was turned upside down. According to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum: “Nineteen terrorists from al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial airplanes, deliberately crashing two of the planes into the upper floors of the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center complex and a third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The Twin Towers ultimately collapsed because of the damage sustained from the impacts and the resulting fires. After learning about the other attacks, passengers on the fourth hijacked plane, Flight 93, fought back, and the plane was crashed into an empty field in western Pennsylvania about 20 minutes by air from Washington, D.C. The attacks killed 2,977 people from 93 nations: 2,753 people were killed in New York; 184 people were killed at the Pentagon; and 40 people were killed on Flight 93.”

I was in New York City on that beautiful late summer day and like many, I will never forget where I was or any of the details. I wrote this post on my experience. Below are tweets on how the U.S. airlines are remembering this day. I’m also including some emotional tweets from the Mayor of New York City, the NYPD and more.

Surprisingly, Delta Air Lines hasn’t posted anything yet (as of 11am ET) but my buddy, Brett Snyder of CrankyFlier.com has posted all the names of the flight crews that lost their lives on 9/11, which is worth taking the time to read and remember.

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4 Comments On "How U.S. Airlines Are Remembering 9/11, 21 Years Later"
  1. cj|

    My daughter is flying United today and we just found out that United added a 9/11 surcharge to their tickets for flights today. Absolutely absurd way to remember…..

    1. Johnny Jet|

      the 9/11 surcharge is a tax to pay for security. It’s been around for 20 years

  2. fBob|

    I was teaching school in Australia in 2001 and my wife and I saw on TV a newscast “there is a fire so planes in London have been cancelled”. We watched and a few minutes later saw the plane hit the second tower. The next day, I got an email from my sister saying ” Our cousin Peter was on the plane that hit the second tower.” His mom. nosedived, then two years later started a foundation that eventually built a school for girls in Afthanistan. Her son, Peter, loved that culture. Sadly, she died o cancer the following year. Life is in session and we are not in control.

    1. Johnny Jet|

      OMG. So sorry to read this.

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