FrontierMan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 413 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2191 times:
I would like to know who is the most influential man of commercial aviation. I can think of a few influential people. Howard Hughes, Donald Burr, Lewis Jordan, and Gordon Bethune. Could I have a few more names, and please tell me why that person was so influential.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
He made airtravel fun to fly since the glory days of Pan Am by bringing back the standup bars on the 747s as well as the first carrier having an award winning inflight entertainment system and he's trying to end the high fares by BA by demanding that more competition be at LHR like from BM,CO,TW,etc. Without competition at LHR, BA would be raising the fares and would once again screw passengers flying in and out of LHR. Despite all the odds that he faces he still thinks about customer satisfaction, safety and low fares for the passenger.
Tim Hoeksema. Chaired a tiny airline at a time when others were starting up and folding at a cyclic rate. Overcame initial, rough obstacles Like Kelleher, he is also a contrarian and today has a fine airline with 11 years consistent profitability.