This week’s featured link:
Interview: Air France-KLM CEO on Millennials and Unions of All Kinds – Skift
Ever wonder what runs through the mind of the person who runs Air France/KLM? Wonder no more.
Two for the road:
Former American CEO to airlines and passengers: Get real – Dallas Morning News
It must be nice to be an ex-CEO of an airline, because you can speak the truth and not have to worry about pushback. Former American CEO Bob Crandall never minces words, so when it comes to declining service, he’s his usual blunt self. In short, passengers don’t want to pay more so they get the experience they are willing to buy. It’s true, but if Doug Parker (current CEO) said it? Oh, the outrage!
Fokker – The Final Farewell – KLM Blog
It may not be something headline-grabbing like the 747, but last weekend KLM retired its last Fokker, a Fokker 70, to be exact. Fokker was Dutch and it was an important aircraft manufacturer for many years. You won’t be surprised to hear KLM has been celebrating its Dutch brother for months now. If you’re old enough, there’s a good chance you flew a Fokker 28/70/100 in the US. American and USAir each had a large fleet as did Midway (the second one). Horizon flew the old Fokker 28s in the Pacific Northwest and so did USAir/Piedmont.
Even America West had a pair of Mesa-operated Fokker 70s. There are still Fokkers flying, just not in KLM colors.