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A lot of airlines have come and gone.
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After we sold it, I started a new company called Open Skies, which then sold the new technology to other airlines.
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And you've got to remember that I'm also the father of nine children.
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And, of course, customers really need to feel safe and are seeking reassurance when they fly.
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Be it $15 million here and $11 million there, it takes hundreds of millions to be successful in this business.
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Believe me, if I could take a magic pill to get rid of my ADD, I wouldn't do it.
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Certainly, we are hurt by the high fuel prices because it raises our cost.
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For example, American Airlines started this promotion where if you flew twice on them, you would get a free worldwide ticket. They gave away a quarter of a million free international tickets. And yet our margins were still the highest in the industry - even with that competition.
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For many airlines, it's not just about trying to limit losses - it's truly about survival.
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I actually thrive on all the challenges, and I don't feel like ADD has impaired my ability.
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I also really like getting to know our crew members better.
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I believe the public's confidence would be increased if the federal government took over the functions of airport security screening for all passengers.
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I really see low-fare carriers, quality low-fare carriers anyway, continuing to become more and more popular.
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I think it hurts profitability more than the business because the airlines have tried and tried to pass on higher fares, and it's not going to happen.
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I think Southwest has a great model. They're used to efficiency. They bought new airplanes. They turned them (around) quickly on the ground. We loved the efficiency side of the business, but we thought they may be a little too much of a prisoner to their success.
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I think the U.S. market is tough.
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I think they got caught up in how much money they could get from each of the city governments as far as tax rebates. But that stuff works when you make money. It's a little bit phantom money.
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I'm always crunching numbers, so my calculator watch is a must.
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It's so important to experience what your customers are experiencing and listen to their suggestions.
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Just keep thinking about the good side of ADD - the creativity and the originality it can stimulate.
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London and New York through a secondary airport. There could be a new international model. We're just not anxious to get into that market.
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Of course, we should all be aware of what we're packing in our carry-on luggage - anything that might be considered dangerous could be confiscated at a security checkpoint.
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Other than giving yourself a little more time, probably just enjoy the I Love Lucy reruns on the DirecTV channels at your seat.
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Our better product is more than just the Direct TV and XM radio we're getting on and the Fox movies we are putting on.
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Our major headquarters is at John F. Kennedy airport. We are four miles from the airport and are on top of our operations everyday.
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Our people get profit-sharing checks. I got a report the other day that says that 84 percent of our people participate in our stock purchase program, where they can buy stock at a 15 percent discount.
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People were desperately trying to fill their seats for the summer. And so prices are really low right now. And so they are kept from raising prices to make up for that difference.
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Seat assignment didn't matter if you're flying Dallas to Houston and you did it 38 times a day. People just got on, you didn't sit next to your wife, and it was a 45-minute flight. It didn't matter.
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The Blackberry is really essential for keeping up on my emails when I'm out of the office, which is a lot.
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There's a lot of competition out there. And we have a lot of people who are losing lots of money in competing with us.
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There's no doubt that I work pretty hard, running this company day in and day out.
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This is not a business where you can hand off and run by remote control.
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Value will always be on top of everyone's lists now, right along with safety.
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We are just interested in dealing with the people we're paying every day. We know federal law allows them to vote in a union at anytime, but we think we can resist that by talking to our own people and giving them enough upside.
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We don't want a third party who may or may not have our best interests in mind or our crew members' best interests in mind because they may be serving a union of one of our competitors. They are trying to equalize us and take away our competitive advantage.
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We have Delta now talking about going into bankruptcy by year's end. I think our product is better than theirs.
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We tried to set up a company that patterned ourselves after Southwest in all the fun, the spirit, the great people, the smile, the efficiency side of it, but we've added some extras that people aren't used to finding on Southwest.
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We're reviewing everything to see how we can do it better, faster, and more efficiently.
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What you can't buy is the loyalty that comes through our dedicated crewmembers.
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Without a doubt, it's been the events of September 11th and their aftermath. There's never been a more critical time in the airline business.
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