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Question from: SusanBegnal
« on: May 10, 2006, 04:00:04 PM »
I saw a reference to Jack's baggage claim/ticket being dated as 9/21/09. Do you know anything about that?

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Re: Question from: SusanBegnal
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2006, 04:36:17 PM »
It actually says 09Sep21 - which some people have interpretted to mean September 21, 2009. However, it should be noted that this is not canonical material. The producers have been fairly consistent in stating that the flight ocurred in 2004. Even non-canonical sources, like the BAD TWIN book, are consistent is stating that Flight 815 crashed in September 2004 (when LOST first aired).

In addition, the information within the show itself supports a 2004 timeline:

Boone was born in 1981.

At the time of the crash, Shannon is 20.

Boone's mother married Shannon's father when Boone was 10, and Shannon was 8. So Boone is about 2 years older than Shannon. Meaning... Boone is about 22 at the time of the crash.

1981 + 22 = 2003.

Now, it's possible that Boone is 23, and Shannon is 20 (Maybe she is like 2 and 1/2 years younger, so until her birthday, they would be 3 years apart, and after her birthday 2 years apart).

1981 + 23 = 2004

For the same logic reasons, it's also possible Boone is 21.

1981 + 21 = 2002.

So, that would rule out any of this 2005+ stuff. Other references in the show place the date in 2004. There is a prescription bottle with 2004 on it, and other such items that wouldn't have a 2004 date if it were 2002 or 2003.