Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
I was on a flight when the first plane hit. Connecting in DFW. Got off the plane, overheard something on the airport TV, but really had to pee. Ran to the restroom, came out and kept hearing something on the TVs. I got on the train to go between terminals and called my wife, back home. I asked her what was going on, she said she had no idea, she was watching Teletubbies, my daughter was obsessed. Told her to turn the channel and fill me in. I later realized what was happening. All of the local news crews seemed to be hanging out at airports. I poked my head in the side door of a news van and was able to watch news feeds from 8 different channels in the back of a news van. Saw the second plane hit. Freaking out, 1500 miles from home and MY COUNTRY is under attack. Cell service is tied up, so I can't really get in touch with my wife and daughter. Since all planes were grounded, spent the next 5-6 hours helping elderly people and foreigners get on shuttle buses to get to a hotel or rental car facility.
I, too, will never forget.
*NO REGRETS* Every decision I make is based on current knowledge. *NO REGRETS*