How 9/11 Affected the Aviation Industry

When compared to 2001, today's air travel experience is virtually unrecognisable

Passenger airlines in the United States lost $8.0 billion in 2001

Their revenues did not exceed 2000 levels until 2004

To overcome this loss, Many airlines began charging for meals and checked baggage

Some divided the economy cabin into subclasses with paid perks like priority boarding

They also added more seats to maximise revenue per flight, which reduced passenger comfort

Effect of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, will almost certainly forever

This define the air travel experience, both in the United States and around the world