- September 11, 2011 - 10:56
RON: First, let me express the gratitude of everyone at Delta for the great-hearted hospitality shown by the people of St. Johns to all the aerial castaways of 9/11. Second -- Not to sound disparaging, but one of the things on this list is not like the others: The Pentagon. The World Trade Center. The U.S. Capitol or the White House. Gander?
- ruth mccormick
- September 10, 2011 - 19:36
We landed in St Johns after being diverted over the ocean, we were with a Delta flight from Manchester England going to Altanta, was told in flight that the control towers in the us had been shut down because of a Glitch, after we landed Capt Bob let us come into the cockpit told us what had happened, this was his last flight because of age limits.,Great flight crew. We were lucky after we got off the flight after going to a large ice hockey indoor stadium, we were taken to the fairmont hotel where we slept with lots of pillows and blankets on the ballroom floor for 2 nights then we were given a room and 3 buffets a day, which was taken care of I presume by Delta, Those people were great, gave us pizza when we got off the plane medications for everyone who needed them, I really dont know how they did it with no advanced warning, To delta airlines and the people of Newfoundland Thank you so Much and God bless the loved ones of the people who died on that dreadful day
- John Steiner
- September 10, 2011 - 15:11
As a passenger on and AA flight to Chicago, I often reflect on the hospitality and kindness shown to all of us stranded on 9/11. I spend three nights sleeping in the gymnasium on a westling mat. Showers in people's homes were offered to us. It was the world's largest pot-luck with the hockey rink serving as a refrigerator. Luckily, the last night I was able to enjoy the comfort of a padded pew in the Baptist church! Thank you, St. John's! God bless Canada! Fr. John W. Steiner, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
- September 10, 2011 - 12:35
I have always wondered why we accepted nearly 100 planes with great potential to have terrorists aboard. The great risk that we humbly accepted should be recognized much more than the hospitality we dished out. Who actually gave permission to let these jets come in here? Was the risk factor weighed at all? There were 38 potential missles given permission to land in Gander. Why?
- September 11, 2011 - 03:30
You have yet to figure this out after 10 years? Are you serious? If you can contemplate some thoughts about National Security and incorporate that subtle knowledge with some geographical insight into where these planes originated and where they were headed..... Then you may be able to solve this 10 year old mystery you have endured... Your welcome, Ryan