DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1138 posts, RR: 51 Posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2526 times:
As a student of Texas A&M University, I frequent a message board known as TexAgs. It's basically the Airliners.net equivalent for anything and everything Aggie, with discussions about sports, academics, politics, business, etc, etc.
Now that Texas A&M President Dr. Robert Gates has been confirmed as the Secretary of Defense, Gates made a little confession last night:
Quote: "Folks, as I just posted on another thread, it is time for true confessions as I prepare to depart Aggieland. Ranger 65 is Dr. Gates ('65 because that is my college class and Ranger because he's buried in my front yard). I have enjoyed reading you all for the past four and a half years -- well, at least most of you. You are all hard core Aggies, and I have listened and paid more attention to you than you might imagine. Good luck to all of you in the future. Bob Gates"
If you read the replies, you can tell that we were all floored. It's clear that Dr. Gates had some great insights in the past, and masked using a pseudo name and by speaking in 3rd person.
What does this have to do with A.net? Well, we often joke: "What does it matter, airline executives never read these forums."
Futurecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2428 times:
You can probably bet there are at least a few people who are high up in the airline industry who read the forums here. It's a great way for them to know what frequent flyers really feel of their product and their feelings overall about the industry.