Just thought I'd take a minute to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on airliners.net. The airline industry is CRAZY these days, and those of us in the biz have gotten used to taking NOTHING for granted--but that's kind of like the rest of the world. Everyone is watching their backs these days. And yes, a-netters, airline people do read this forum--and we appreciate your honesty (my friends at AA
--you know who you are, and I know you agree!). And you guys would NOT believe how often we find out about new routes or initiatives (and lights up our internal email networks!) on here! So YES we are lurking.
But my hope is that all of you in the airliners.net world have a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you're in the US, spend Thursday giving thanks for your happiness. If you're not in the US--join your American friends and just for a few moments on Thursday and take some time to give thanks for what you have. Some of us have more than others. Some have nothing--so let's find a way to help them. It's funny--about 20 years ago in a Southwest Airlines class a group of 30 of us were set up to play a game in which different Teams were pitted to try and steal resources from each other to "win" the game. Thirty seconds in, someone threw his cards up and said "There's enough for everyone! Who needs what?" And you know what? He was right. That has stuck with me for all this time. On the whole--there is enough for everyone. What's fun about this forum is that we may not like every airline brand or schedule decision but we all are passionate about this industry. Let's (metaphorically) unite and say that yes, we get it...and we are together in promoting this fantastic industry's future!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I'm outta here to go spoil my FIRST GRANDBABY rotten! LOL