What the AA CEO LEARNED FROM HERB KELLEHER.

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  1. eolesen

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    I don't think so. There's at least a dozen people in high-level positions who followed Kirby and Andrew Nocella, who was over scheduling at AA and US.

    Since Kirby came onboard at UA, I can honestly say my classic AA airplane models no longer get looked down on. Now everyone asks if I knew Kirby or Nocella...
     
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  2. swamt

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    They also played a ton of golf together as well...
     
  3. wings396

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    You can put US Air getting rid of Bethune at the time of the PI merger right up there next to this.
     
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  4. cltrat

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    Stupidity is what this management does best ,well that and lie
     
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  5. Rogallo

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    Stupid.jpg
     
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  6. cltrat

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    You’re exactly right Rogalla the board needs to wake up and take action
     
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  7. Rogallo

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    But it's the good 'ole boy club?
     
  8. eolesen

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    Dan Reed's a close second to Terry Maxon in terms of astuteness. The Startlegram lost a great reporter when he left.

    Duh. It's priced so low right now even I'd consider buying it if I didn't work for a competitor or get stock as variable comp......
     
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  10. CremaDiLimone

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    why didn't forbes come here for fodder? the company did.

    the posters that talk about operational issues...potential solutions, attempting to help the company.....well, they must be bitter laa employees. ignore them.

    the angry contractual posts, the company reads them and staples them to the bottom of their motion? those are the posts worth paying attention to??

    what i remember about crandall...he was also stingy. was sneaky and not so generous in regards to the 1995 contract. the company knew the economy was turning, but argued 3-4 years backwards, the gulf war and recession. i can distinctly remember aa threatening to move the ord hub to mci. go for it, mci didn't have the infrastructure and kansas city is not chicago and i knew it was an empty threat. but, it was a threat, none the less.

    i do know that crandall wouldn't stand for the sloppy MRO work and those responsible, would have been escorted out of HQ. the recent overhead bin nonsense went away due to the 737-max groundings.

    we also wouldn't be wishy-washy with premium passengers vs. volume of passengers...hard for our current leaders to let go of their LLC philosophies.
     
  11. Art at ISP

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    In a nutshell, yes.
    Herb and Gordon always believed in 1-2-3:

    1- Make sure the employees are happy and give them the tools they need to make customers happy.
    2- Make sure the customers are happy (see #1), and they will keep coming back.
    3-By default the shareholders will be happy, as the operation will be a success.

    What D0uggie doesn't realize is that it does not work the other way around.......

    He is ruining what was a perfectly good airline.

    My BEST to you all......
     
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  12. 1AA

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    That's their short term plan to maximize profits for themselves.
    Long term they know they wont be here. They will grab their golden Parachutes and collect their bonuses until the company goes broke and back into BK. The employees get it in the end when it's all over.
     
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  13. swamt

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    AA turned into too big of a company for Parker to run and handle. He's not the man for that big of a job. Question is, who is and who will be?
     
  14. 1AA

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    Agree. His two famous quotes so far are we will never lose money again and the grounding of the 737 MAX is political. The MAX grounding might threaten the first quote. Facts show the MAX grounding is not political but rather fact that it has a major design flaw.
     
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