Changed My Flight That Day, Saved My Life

I literally spent the week in Boston visiting family that week. Left Los Angeles on 9/5/2001 and was set to return to LA on Flight 11 from Boston to LA. As fate would have it, I had a free first class upgrade and didn't want to waste it on a breakfast flight. But they had no first class when I first booked my ticket. So I booked the 7:45 a.m. flight and simply planned to change it while in Boston to a later flight, if something opened up during the week. Well, all week nothing was open when I checked. Finally, the day before 9/11, I called in and... low and behold, a first class seat on the 11 a.m. flight to LA opened up. I switched.

The next morning, I was actually at the ticket counter at 8:45 a.m. when all hell broke loose. The woman behind the first class counter told me that someone was looking over my shoulder that day. She gave me my new ticket and I grabbed my bag that was supposed to be checked in. We were all in shock. Her last words to me were, "How do you think I feel... I just checked them all in?"

I later found out that she committed suicide a month later. Me... i drove back to Los Angeles to start my new lease on life. Check out the picutre of my plane ticket at!/photo.php?pid=6776429&id=624272785&ref=fbx_album
Gerry430 Gerry430
3 Responses Sep 10, 2010

You were luckey

wow! You sure did have someone watching out for you. Thank god you are still here. That poor woman, it wasnt even her fault.

god wasn't likeing about alot of other people that day....

sure, blame one of the external deities for it.