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Happy Birthday WN!  
User currently offlineTheGreatChecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1130 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

For those of you wondering, today was the day that Herb Kelleher successfully argued the Texas Supreme Court to overrule a Texas State District Court injunction preventing Southwest from commencing service. WN started scheduled service between DAL, HOU, and SAT shortly afterwards.

That makes 34 years of spreading the LUV!

Happy Birthday Southwest Airlines!

Its time to party....


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GreatChecko


"A pilot's plane she is. She will love you if you deserve it, and try to kill you if you don't...She is the Mighty Q400"
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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

They sure have come a long way since then. Good luck and happy landings to them.


One Nation Under God
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5700 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Tomorrow the 18th is when the first flight of WN takes off, 34 years ago.

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineSwadispatcher From United States of America, joined May 2004, 427 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

Boeing's throwing a party over in the Hangar this afternoon for the Employees.. should be a good time!


Maintain 2300 until Boiler, cleared for the VOR-A approach, report BATLE inbound..
User currently offlineTheGreatChecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1130 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 2):
Tomorrow the 18th is when the first flight of WN takes off, 34 years ago.

Thx, I couldn't quite find that info. NUTS! makes it sound like it happened within the hour of the ruling!  Silly

GreatChecko



"A pilot's plane she is. She will love you if you deserve it, and try to kill you if you don't...She is the Mighty Q400"
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5700 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 4):
Thx, I couldn't quite find that info. NUTS! makes it sound like it happened within the hour of the ruling!

Straight from "NUTS!"

"i told lamar, you roll right over the son of bitch and leave our tire tracks on his uniform if you have to." the very next day, june 18th, 1971,Southwest Airlines was finally off the ground."

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineN471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1583 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2374 times:
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And then soon after the equivalent of Nevill Chamberlain ("Peace in our Time" after he visited with Hitler in Berlin) the laughing stock in every business case study......namely one Bob Crandall the then CEO of American Airlines who pronounced: "They will not be around in 6 months as no one is going to fly on an airline with just 3 planes with no food and no assigned seats".......poor Bob Crandall will live in airline infamy as the one who could have killed the baby in the cradle but thought the baby would not grow up......like everything in business it was his arrogance that took him down. Now American has to be embarrassed each and every day as they know they cannot compete with WN.

User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1072 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Quoting Dbba (Reply 6):
Bob Crandall will live in airline infamy as the one who could have killed the baby in the cradle but thought the baby would not grow up......like everything in business it was his arrogance that took him down.

The only time Crandall was ever "taken down" was during the BI price fixing incident. I'd hardly consider Southwest the reason why AA has lost so much in the past 4 years.

That was a really funny comment.


User currently offlineN471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1583 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2335 times:
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Milemaster:

You missed my point. Bob Crandall was "taken down" much later in the historical perspective as WN was born and grew on his watch. And of course his pronouncements about why WN would not make it are in every airline case study. His "place" in airline history if you will is now set as his lack of action and his arrogance have denied him any credibility in the airline business world. So by "take down" I mean from what he might have achieved if he had been smart. Sorry if the words conveyed another meaning.


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