he Carpathia reached New York within four days. On the evening of Thursday, April 18, 1912, the ship reached New York. Between 30,000 and 40,000 people came in spite of torrential rains to welcome the arrival of the Carpathia. On the next day, April 19, 1912, the already quoted interview with the daily newspaper Le Matin was conducted, and appeared the next day in the New York Times with the headline
After the turbulent days spent with journalists in New York, Alfred Fernand Omont headed to the American South to finish his business. He arrived at Savannah’s Cotton Exchange Building on April 26, and later headed to New Orleans. Here he was also pursued by journalists wanting to get his version of the sinking of the Titanic, in this case by the Daily Picayune. His story was printed on April 27, 1912, with the following editor’s introduction: “Mr. Omont was very reluctant in talking about the greatest marine disaster in history and would sometimes stop in his conversation while talking to the Picayune´s representative as if still filled with the horror of the scenes with which he was surrounded on that awful night.” After completing his business negotiations for his importing firm, he departed New York on May 8, 1912. He left for France on board the passenger ship La France. As with the Titanic, it was also this ship’s maiden voyage.