Cedar Point and IAAPA cancel summer meeting

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2001 7:56 AM | Contributed by Neil

Cedar Fair and IAAPA officials have announced that the summer meeting hosted by Cedar Point this week will be cancelled in light of the terrorist attacks on the United States yesterday.

[Ed. note: The park has indicated to CoasterBuzz it intends to be open this week. -J]

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Wednesday, September 12, 2001 8:05 AM
...Most likely because the air transport system in this country is in such a shambles at the moment. I heard there were 47 aircraft at CMH yesterday, for instance...I think the airport only has 31 gates! They might start flying commercial aircraft again this afternoon, but getting everything straightened out and putting aircraft where they need to be is going to take a few days, I think.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
(Edited to finish the thought I was working on when I got called to lunch...)
*** This post was edited by RideMan on 9/12/2001. ***

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Wednesday, September 12, 2001 8:07 AM
I won't plan on flying anywhere for at least a month. This will not be pretty...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2001 9:39 AM
Hmm, that's a good point. Better just to put it off and work on it later, and let stranded travelers get home to their loved ones. The airport here was overloaded as well, and there were dozens of calls (so says the local news) from citizens of the city offering places to stay for stranded travelers. I would, if we had a place! But that kind of pulling-together helpful spirit is greatly appreciated at times like this.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2001 12:13 PM
All I can say about this is that this is a VERY smart move on both parties concerned because of what has happened of late.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2001 1:15 PM
Now is probably the safest time to fly; security is on super high alert, and any terrorists would be crazy to even attempt a hijacking.  Once time passes, security will eventually die down, and any terrorists will be able to do this again, while needing more planning and it will be more difficult to get through security.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2001 1:15 PM
Now is probably the safest time to fly; security is on super high alert, and any terrorists would be crazy to even attempt a hijacking.  Once time passes, security will eventually die down, and any terrorists will be able to do this again, while needing more planning and it will be more difficult to get through security.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2001 5:02 PM
Yea. Flying now is a good idea. I dont get why no one would over power the terrorists. They only had knives. No AK-47's, no pistols, just box cutters. Just kick em in the balls. And, you double posted.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2001 5:18 PM
Yeah, kick them in the balls huh? Let them be behind you and they slit your throat. Sorry to be so graphic but unless there is someone on the plan to defend everyone, it could happen again. Anything could be made into a weapon

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Wednesday, September 12, 2001 7:39 PM
Perhaps you forget...or it never occurred to you...

Hijackings are typically not dangerous to the passengers and crew provided that everyone cooperates. The purpose of a typical hijacking (if it makes sense to refer to such a thing) is extortion. The hijacker wants to make a political statement, wants to be taken somewhere, wants cash, whatever. In any case, it is generally expected that the hijacker plans to survive the incident.

Hijackings don't usually end up with the aircraft repurposed as a cruise missle.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2001 8:25 PM
Yeah, now is a good time to fly.  Good luck actually getting onto a flight.
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Thursday, September 13, 2001 1:04 AM
As I should have posted this on another topic, I will do it here. The face of America changed the morning of September 11, 2001. Now, everything will have to be rethought out, redesigned, and reinforced to protect the lives of our citizens. I say this refering to the US airports and tighter security, ports of call and a thorough checking of all ships, and so forth and so on. How long this will last? No one is for sure. You can be rest assured though, that this nation will not take this action laying down. We will stand up and fight. After all, we are the people of America- the youngest, most powerful, and most technologically advanced nation on this earth.
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Friday, September 14, 2001 2:23 AM
Anyone know if MM still stands for Friday?

Nate

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Saturday, September 15, 2001 7:43 AM
 live in hoston and houston continental was open yesterday,but the airport was over crowded and it was a mess!!!!!pary for all the kids that don't have a parent now and the people who are now widows or widowers.please pray for them to.And be proud to be an amercan
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*** This post was edited by goku_boi13 on 9/15/2001. ***
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