In this series, Newsweek maps the highway to 9/11 as it took place 20 yrs in the past, day by working day.
In Florida, hijacker pilots Mohammed Atta and Ziad Jarrah boarded individual flights on September 7 to start positioning the hijacking groups in 3 diverse departure factors: Boston, Newark and the suburbs of Washington DC. Atta flew on a US Airways to BWI, presumably to fulfill with Hani Hanjour and his American Airlines Flight 77 team, who were being positioned in Laurel, Maryland, just north of Washington. Atta would then travel to Boston on September 9 and on to Portland, Maine, the next day, where he would board his early morning flight to connect with his Boston-to-Los Angeles American Airways Flight 11.
Two of Atta’s muscle men—Hamza and Ahmed al-Ghamdi—also flew on the 7th, taking Airtrans from Florida to Boston through Atlanta, to situation on their own to board AA Flight 11 in Boston, in which they would meet up with Atta.
Jarrah flew from Ft. Lauderdale to Newark on Continental, renting a Mitsubishi Galant from Finances Rent-a-Car or truck. He would remain in the Marriot Lodge in Newark until finally September 9. On the 7th, one particular of Jarrah’s muscle mass adult males, Ahmed al-Haznawil, also flew Continental (however on a independent flight) to Newark, although Ahmed al-Nami and Saeed al-Ghamdi took Spirit airways. The 4 hijackers of United Airways Flight 93 would all be together by the night time of September 7: the earliest team to assemble.
Jarrah did not remain place nevertheless, and evidently drove from Newark to Washington DC to also satisfy with Atta (and Hanjour). On September 9, just following midnight, he acquired a dashing ticket although heading north on I-95 concerning Baltimore and Wilmington, Delaware while he was returning to Newark.
Marwan al-Shehhi remaining Florida on September 9, traveling Delta to Boston. He spent the night collectively with Mohammad Atta in the Milner Resort, and the two had been noticed by lodge staff possessing breakfast together on September 10, according to later reconstructions designed by the FBI.
On September 8th, two of al-Shehhi’s muscle mass men—Fayez Banihammad and Mohand al-Shehri—flew from Ft. Lauderdale to Boston on Airtrans, also examining into the Milner Resort, where the United Airways Flight 175 group would keep right until September 11th.
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