Once you get hooked on the airline business, it's worse than dope. - Ed Acker, PAA CEO while Chairman of Air Florida
These days no one can make money on the goddamn airline business. The economics represent sheer hell. - C. R. Smith, Founder & President of American Airlines.
A recession is when you have to tighten your belt; depression is when you have no belt to tighten. When you've lost your trousers - you're in the airline business. - Sir Adam Thomson Founder British Caledonian Airways
If the pilots were in charge, Columbus would still be in port. They believe the assertion that the world is flat. - Robert L. Crandall while CEO American Airlines
If the Wright brother were alive today Wilbur would have to fire Orville to reduce costs. - Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines, ' USA Today June 8 1994
If we went into the funeral business, people would stop dying. - Martin R. Shugrue, Vice-chairman Pan Am.
The greatest sin of airline management of the last 22 years is to say, "It's all labor's fault." - Donald Carty, Chairman and CEO American Airlines 2002.
There are only two reasons to sit in the back row of an airplane:
Either you have diarrhea, or you're anxious to meet people who do.. - Henry Kissinger