boeingfever777
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Press Thinks Herb Is CEO?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 7:57 am

Was reading the Austin Statesman which is a horrible paper and they had an article about "Southwest gains Congress' OK for non-stop." In the pic of the caption they show this "American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey, left, with Southwest CEO Herb Kelleher, says American may add Love Field flights."
How ignorant can they be is posting that Herb is CEO? If something has changed in that title at WN I was unaware of it. Last time I looked Gary Kelly, was CEO of Southwest. Just goes to show the mistakes made in papers and the sources they use.

http://www.statesman.com/search/cont...BUDGET_11_10_05_DALLAS_AIRPOR.html

and the full article:

http://www.statesman.com/search/cont...siness/stories/11/19southwest.html

edit: I emailed the Statesman, telling them of there mistake.

[Edited 2005-11-19 23:59:09]
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SPREE34
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RE: Press Thinks Herb Is CEO?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:13 am

Media + Aviation = rumors, fractional truth, lots of Monday morning quarterbacks, sensationalism, inaccurate file photos, frightful lathering of the Masses...............

Yeah. As a general rule I don't trust or care for the US media.
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RE: Press Thinks Herb Is CEO?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:17 am

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 1):
Media + Aviation = rumors, fractional truth, lots of Monday morning quarterbacks, sensationalism, inaccurate file photos, frightful lathering of the Masses...............

Maybe, but in this case it was a simple mistake between CEO and Chairman of the Board. Does anyone actually care? I certainly don't.
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RE: Press Thinks Herb Is CEO?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:44 am

Quoting A346Dude (Reply 2):
it was a simple mistake between CEO and Chairman of the Board

Exactly... I don't think we need to call out the press police. Gary Kelly is CEO, Herb is Chairman of the Board.
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RE: Press Thinks Herb Is CEO?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:45 am

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Thread starter):
edit: I emailed the Statesman, telling them of there mistake

Did they email you back saying that at least they knew how to spell 'their'...?  Wink
 
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RE: Press Thinks Herb Is CEO?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:15 am

Quoting A346Dude (Reply 2):
Maybe, but in this case it was a simple mistake between CEO and Chairman of the Board. Does anyone actually care? I certainly don't.



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 3):
Exactly... I don't think we need to call out the press police. Gary Kelly is CEO, Herb is Chairman of the Board.

I have to agree, in the big scheme of things, I can find far worse things to be upset about.
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RE: Press Thinks Herb Is CEO?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:17 am

In other news:

DL flight crashes in mid air after being cancelled.

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/42594
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RE: Press Thinks Herb Is CEO?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:55 am

Herb is one of the co-founders, an ex-CEO and is the head of the Board of Directors at Southwest. He is clearly recognized as one of the leaders of the company and still has considerable power and invovement with them. So a paper made a mistake - BFHD.
 
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RE: Press Thinks Herb Is CEO?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 4:56 pm

Quoting Aa777jr (Reply 6):
In other news:

DL flight crashes in mid air after being cancelled.

http://www.theonion.com/content/node...42594

What is the picture of, really?
Looks like an DC-9/MD-80 or F28. (Even though the meisters of bogus called it a 737)
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RE: Press Thinks Herb Is CEO?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 5:06 pm

Quoting Stirling (Reply 8):
What is the picture of, really?
Looks like an DC-9/MD-80 or F28. (Even though the meisters of bogus called it a 737)

It is a picture of a Pinnicle CRJ (Northwest Airlink) that crashed
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