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Terrorist Attacks Cause Airlines to Make Drastic Changes

After the attacks of September 11, air travel took a huge plunge causing some airlines to go bankrupt. One airline carrier shut down leaving its 1700 employees out of work. Other changes in travel included no curbside check-in, stricter luggage requirements, and longer lines at security. However more drastic changes were on the way from the FAA including banning the selling or use of knives in airports, as well as armed marshals on every commercial flight. Aviation Attorney Paul Hedlund added that other changes needed to be made as well, as the cockpit doors protecting pilots are a joke.

Air Date: 9-18-2001
Incident Date: 9-11-2001