There's no great outcry among shareholders for the Southwest board to oust CEO Kelly and COO Van de Ven. Until that happens, the unions are likely shouting into the wind.
A real notable accomplishment: Enterprise made a name for itself as a rental car company that you didn't dread using, one that didn't hit you with fees until it hertz.
With the rapid changes now taking place on the distribution front, we'll likely see more leadership changes as players seek to better position themselves for new opportunities.
Kelly Hoggan's ouster as head of TSA security is tied to security lapses uncovered over the last year. It's also tied to massive publicity about incredibly long lines and the totally inability of the TSA, politicians, or airport officials to manage them.
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Former rail exec coming in to save a troubled old-school airline? Where have we seen that before?
Khosrowshahi has helped Expedia bulldoze over and ultimately consume rivals Travelocity and Orbitz. If you're going to award executives at this level, he's certainly on the deserving side.
United was an absolute mess under Smisek. His fate is a terrible lesson for both travel brands and children alike.
The groups likely needs a Willie Walsh type. Too bad there are very few Willies out there.