Hamza al-Ghamdi Timeline: Official

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Timeline

Fall of 1999: Possible early contact


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October 2000: Fly from Iran to Kuwait


7th October 2000: Visa application

  • Hamza al-Ghamdi makes a non-immigrant visa application for a US visa using Saudi Arabia passport #B991893. This shows him as being born in Saudi Arabia on 18th November 1980. (Source) The Terrorist Travel Monograph places this later (see 17th October).

8th October 2000: Fly from Iran to Kuwait


9th October 2000: Fly to Qatar


13th October 2000: Return to Saudi Arabia


17th October 2000: Visa application


13th November 2000: Travel to Bahrain


16th November 2000: Travel to Pakistan


Approximately December 2000: Saudi telephone number


26th May 2001: Entering the UAE


27th May 2001: Initial financing


28th May 2001: Arrival in Miami

  • Hamza al-Ghamdi, Ahmed al-Nami and Mohand al-Shehri flew from Dubai, UAE, through London to Miami, on Emirates Flight 7 and Virgin Atlantic Flight 5. When booking tickets for their flights all three men listed 971-50-769-6327 as a contact telephone number. The hijackers called that number from the US using prepaid calling cards in April and May 2001. (Source)


1st June 2001: Opening a bank account


11th June 2001: Leasing 755 Dotteral Road

  • al-Ghamdi uses Pelican Properties to arrange a lease for 755 Dotterel Road apartment #1504, Delray Beach. It was originally due to expire in the middle of August, but on the 17th of August al-Ghamdi extended it until the end of that month. The apartment telephone number is 561-278-1762. (Source)
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26th June 2001: Florida ID card

  • al-Ghamdi makes an inquiry on his bank account. The source document actually quotes the date as 26th June 2002, however it's also placed before another event on 6th of July 2001, so I'm interpreting this as an error in the year only. (Source)


27th June 2001: Florida learner's licence

  • al-Ghamdi obtains a Florida learner's licence #A425-337-80-418-0 (is this really the same number as the ID card obtained on the 26th??). (Source 1) (Source 2)


28th June 2001: Renting a mailbox

  • al-Ghamdi rented for three months mailbox number 260 at Mailboxes, Etc, at 1730 South Federal Highway, Delray Beach, Florida. Mohand al-Shehri was also listed as a recipient of mail at this box. (Source)


2nd July 2001: Florida Driver's Licence


17th July 2001: Computer time

  • al-Ghamdi paid for an unknown amount of computer time at Kinkos, possibly in Boca Raton, Florida, using a cheque drawn on the SunTrust Bank account. (Source)


18th July 2001 - 18th September 2001: Sign up for a gym

  • al-Ghamdi signs up for two months membership of a gym, Y2 Fitness Inc, 141 Northwest 20th Street, Boca Raton, Fl. Saeed al-Ghamdi is a member for most of that period (9th July - September 9th). (Source)


23rd July 2001: Computer time

  • al-Ghamdi paid for 119 minutes of computer time at Kinkos, in Boca Raton, Florida. (Source)


27th July 2001: Purchase

  • al-Ghamdi paid $13.78 for an unknown item at Kinkos, in Boca Raton, Florida. (Source)


16th August 2001: Shopping

  • al-Ghamdi uses his debit card at Surrey's Menswear, Aventura, FL ($74.02); Winn Dixie, Delray Beach, FL ($4.77); North Dixe Laundry, Boca Raton, FL ($28.50); and Middle East International, Lauderhill, FL ($12.36). (Source)
  • al-Ghamdi checked into Y2 Fitness Center (World Gym), Boca Raton, FL, at 19:11:09. (Source)


17th August 2001: Extending the 755 Dotterel Road lease

  • al-Ghamdi extended his lease of 755 Dotterel Road, #1504 to the end of August. (Source)
  • al-Ghamdi checked in to Y2 Fitness Center (World Gym), Boca Raton, FL at 21:19:38. (Source)


19th August 2001: The gym

  • al-Ghamdi checked in to Y2 Fitness Center (World Gym), Boca Raton, FL at 15:27:36. (Source)


21st August 2001: The gym

  • al-Ghamdi checked in to Y2 Fitness Center (World Gym), Boca Raton, FL at 21:56:10. (Source)


24th August 2001: Bank deposits


25th August 2001: The gym

  • al-Ghamdi checked in to Y2 Fitness Center (World Gym), Boca Raton, FL at 19:13:22. (Source)


27th August 2001: Duplicate driver's licence

  • al-Ghamdi uses his debit card at Office Max, Delray Beach, FL ($2.11); and Middle East International, Delray Beach, FL ($5.50). (Source)


28th August 2001: The gym

  • al-Ghamdi checked in to Y2 Fitness Center (World Gym), Boca Raton, FL at 18:01:03. (Source)
  • al-Ghamdi checked in to Y2 Fitness Center (World Gym), Boca Raton, FL at 19:11:03. (Source)


29th August 2001: Buying United Airlines Flight 175 tickets

  • al-Ghamdi checked in to Y2 Fitness Center (World Gym), Boca Raton, FL at 22:22:00. (Source)


30th August 2001: Shopping

  • al-Ghamdi uses his debit card at Middle East International, Lauderdale, FL ($44.42); Lowe's, Boynton Beach, FL ($74.18); Rack Room Shoes, Boynton Beach, FL ($76.30). The Lowe's purchase is for a Leatherman Wave Multitool (see below). (Source)
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31st August 2001: Hotel

  • al-Ghamdi checked in to room 123, Crystal Cay Motel, Deerfield Beach, FL, and paid cash ($333). (Source)


1st September 2001: Hotel


3rd September 2001: Hotel


4th September 2001: Arranging travel to Boston

  • At 15:13 al-Ghamdi deposited $950 and cashed a cheque for $3700 at SunTrust Bank. He then made a $20 ATM cash withdrawal at 15:40. (Source)
  • al-Ghamdi purchased one-way tickets at Liberty Travel in cash ($192) on AirTran flt 188/284 from Ft. Lauderdale to Boston on 9/7/01 for himself and Ahmed al-Ghamdi. (Source)


5th September 2001: Finances


6th September 2001: Finances

  • al-Ghamdi cashed a $950 cheque at SunTrust Bank, then used his debit card at UCF Pen. (Source)


7th September 2001: Travel to Boston

  • al-Ghamdi checked out of the Crystal Cay Motel, Deerfield Beach, FL, paying a further $68.82. (Source)


8th September 2001: Hotel

  • At 9:26 Hamza al-Ghamdi's debit card was used attempt to withdraw $60 from an ATM at the Charles Hotel. The transaction was denied. (Source)


9th September 2001: Hotel


10th September 2001: Hotel


11th September 2001: Boarding United Airlines Flight 175

  • An individual in room 241 at the Days Hotel called the front desk to request a taxi to Logan Intl Airport. Hamza al-Ghamdi then checked out at 5:52, taking a taxi to the airport at 6:25. They reached the UAL terminal at 6:45. (Source)