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Airline CEOs Previous Experience  
User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 856 times:

I'll start the ball rolling and let the experts here fill in the rest.

Which airline ceos have experience with other carriers.

American- Don McCarty, past experience with Canadian Pacific
Continental- Gordon Bethune, past experience with Braniff
Air Tran - Joe Leonard, with Eastern?

Please help fill in the list


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User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 846 times:

JetBlue - David Neelman, Morris Air

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 844 times:

Northwest- Richard Anderson- Continental
JetBlue- David Neeleman- Continental, Morris Air, WestJet
USAirways- David Siegel- Continental
British Airways- ???- Air New Zealand

User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 835 times:

Actually AirTran's Joe Leonard was with both Eastern and American.


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 808 times:

Rod Eddington of BA was with Ansett, not Air New Zealand.
Gary Toomey (ok, out of date now, but anyway) was CFO at Qantas before joining Air New Zealand


"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 794 times:

American- Don McCarty

Its just Carty, not McCarty.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineMCOtoATL From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 474 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 777 times:

Especially during the early days of deregulation, airline execs were a rather elite group. In other words, it was a tough circle to get into and once an exec left one airline, he would seemingly end up at another. It remind me of pro football. If a coach gets fired form one team, he will often end up at another.

Stephen Wolf made a reputation out of reviving an airline, pulling up its stock, cashing in and bailing out. But look at people like Don Burr and Ed Acker. They played musical chairs with a variety of carriers.

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