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David Neeleman
October 16, 1959 -
Nationality: Brazilian
Category: Businessman

And, of course, customers really need to feel safe and are seeking reassurance when they fly.


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.


I'm always crunching numbers, so my calculator watch is a must.


Just keep thinking about the good side of ADD - the creativity and the originality it can stimulate.


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.


A lot of airlines have come and gone.


Value will always be on top of everyone's lists now, right along with safety.


This is not a business where you can hand off and run by remote control.


I also really like getting to know our crew members better.


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.


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.


Be it $15 million here and $11 million there, it takes hundreds of millions to be successful in this business.


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.


I really see low-fare carriers, quality low-fare carriers anyway, continuing to become more and more popular.


And you've got to remember that I'm also the father of nine children.


We're reviewing everything to see how we can do it better, faster, and more efficiently.


I actually thrive on all the challenges, and I don't feel like ADD has impaired my ability.


What you can't buy is the loyalty that comes through our dedicated crewmembers.


The Blackberry is really essential for keeping up on my emails when I'm out of the office, which is a lot.


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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