“US airlines face financial Armageddon” was the lead headline in the News Briefs section of the October 2001 issue of Air Transport World, which went to press just days after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Looking back a decade later at this magazine’s coverage of the immediate 9/11 aftermath, two things are striking (beyond, of course, the grief that was so palpable). One is how little was understood about the implications of the changes to airport security that were about to take place, particularly how much a revamped screening regime would cost. The other is how frightening a time it was for US airlines: There were real fears that multiple carriers could run out of cash within ...
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