Friday, December 23, 2011

Humorous airline quotes

From the Economist's Gulliver blog, a list of funny quotations by airline CEOs.

My favorite:
You f**ing academic eggheads! You don't know s**t. You can't deregulate this industry. You're going to wreck it. You don't know a goddamn thing! 
That was Robert Crandall, boss of American Airlines, to an unnamed Senate lawyer in 1971.

You know, economists live for that kind of reaction.

1 comment:

Michael Ward said...

About 8-9 years ago, I got involved in the repeal of the Wright Amendment that protected AA at DFW airport from competition by restricting flights from nearby Dallas Love Field. I am proud that I received a similar sentiment from Mr. Crandall in an email.