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Airline CEOs Previous Experience

Wed Sep 25, 2002 3:57 am

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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RE: Airline CEOs Previous Experience

Wed Sep 25, 2002 4:03 am

JetBlue - David Neelman, Morris Air
 
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RE: Airline CEOs Previous Experience

Wed Sep 25, 2002 4:05 am

Northwest- Richard Anderson- Continental
JetBlue- David Neeleman- Continental, Morris Air, WestJet
USAirways- David Siegel- Continental
British Airways- ???- Air New Zealand
 
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RE: Airline CEOs Previous Experience

Wed Sep 25, 2002 4:57 am

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

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RE: Airline CEOs Previous Experience

Wed Sep 25, 2002 7:46 am

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Gary Toomey (ok, out of date now, but anyway) was CFO at Qantas before joining Air New Zealand

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RE: Airline CEOs Previous Experience

Wed Sep 25, 2002 8:54 am

American- Don McCarty

Its just Carty, not McCarty.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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It's A Rather Elite Group

Wed Sep 25, 2002 10:00 am

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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