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Angela Gittens To Work At JetBlue

Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:31 pm

This is awesome news...

http://www.primezone.com/newsroom/news.html?d=84156

Angela Gittens, who left as director of MIA after a feud with American Airlines, is joining jetBlue's Board of Directors next month.
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RE: Angela Gittens To Work At JetBlue

Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:07 pm

It's a shame that she doesn't remember when JetBlue had their first flight in her quote though. Haha.

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RE: Angela Gittens To Work At JetBlue

Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:36 pm

so in other words B6 is coming to MIA!?!?
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RE: Angela Gittens To Work At JetBlue

Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:44 pm

Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 2):
so in other words B6 is coming to MIA!?!?

IIRC, she was treated very poorly by Miami's City Manager (who I believe was her boss), he blamed her for the vast majority of MIA's problems, and for letting the AA project costs get out of hand. She, in essence, was forced to resign, as I recall. I doubt there's much love in her heart for MIA, if that has any bearing on B6 serving MIA.

By the way, she's now pursuing a career that a lot of us airport management people turn to after we've gotten thoroughly sick and tired of the politicial BS that we have to put up with most of the time as airport managers, she went to work for an airport planning consultant.

Props to her, she took a bad situation professionally, and turned into a major positive for herself.

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RE: Angela Gittens To Work At JetBlue

Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:49 am

Actually she was correct with the year and I was relying on bad memory from one of the famous photogs who was on an inaugural flight and thought it was 2001. Mike McLaughlin has a photo from the same trip in the database and it was 2000. My apologies.

It was the county, not city, manager who dumped her, and probably on cue from several county commissioners who were unhappy with her for not showing them the local proper and required ass-kissing. She allegedly often arrived late for commission meetings and she stymied their political interference enough to make herself some enemies. And she had the audacity to tangle with American over the North Terminal project, urging the county to take over the project because it was so far overbudget and delayed in progress. It turns out that she was right and the county and AA reached an agreement where the airport will manage the construction instead of AA.

She had a employment contract that guaranteed her a healthy severance package if she was terminated early so she had some big ones when it came to dealing with the county commission. She has done well for herself and congrats to her.

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