I just happened to be at the TSA post at the time as I flew to New Orleans this morning to attend the annual Online News Association Conference. The millennial demographic is usually well-represented: brilliant and creative folks who have no memory of boarding a commercial flight without partially stripping and being X-rayed.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport aired another moment-of-silence announcement at 9:03 a.m. Nothing stopped moving in between concourses, where I was at the time, although people getting onto escalators or the plane train did so quietly. The announcements, of course, coincided with the times planes commandeered by terrorists struck one World Trade tower, then the other.
If there was a third commemoration at 10:03 a.m., when Flight 93 slammed into a Pennsylvania field, passengers haven taken action against the terrorists on board that flight, I didn’t hear it.
Other than that, flying on Wednesday was uneventful. It was nice and sunny, no clouds in the sky. A pretty day to take to the air.
Just like Sept. 11, 2001 started out to be.
Security lines shut down and some bowed their heads during a moment of silence Wednesday morning. Photo: Jennifer Brett