Special Sub-Topic: Airline CEOs Past and Present
|Which numerical boss ran Continental Airlines?|
Robert Six. If one city knew "The Boss" was headed for another, they would send a telex to that station with nothing but 666666666666666666.
|Which of these aptly named gentlemen started Pan American World Airways?|
Juan Trippe. Pan Am's first flight was between Key West and Havana.
|Thomas (TH) Davis founded which airline?|
Piedmont. T H Davis was well liked by the people who worked for him, so much so that the employees of Piedmont airlines pooled thier monthly clothing allowance stipend and bought Mr. Davis a new Mercedes upon his retirement.
|Which billionaire once ran Trans World Airline (TWA)?|
Howard Hughes. Hughes was an avid aviator. He made the movie "Hells Angels" about WW1 pilots as well as building the enormous Hughes H-4 Hercules flying-boat, known as the "Spruce Goose".
|Which individual was CEO of Eastern Airlines as well being a World War One flying ace?|
Eddie Rickenbacker. All four gentleman named here were aces in WWI. Rickenbacker had 26 victories, the most by any American in that conflict. By comparison, Baron Von Richthofen (the Red Baron) had 80.
|Eastern Airlines had another famous gentleman as CEO, who had been an astronaut. Which one was he?|
Frank Borman. Frank Borman was a Gemini astronaut and as the commander of Apollo 8 orbited the moon. As CEO he sold Eastern Airlines to Frank Lorenzo of Texas Air.
|This man ran American Airlines (AA) from 1981 through 1998. Who was he?|
Robert Crandall. All four were CEOs of AA, but Bob Crandall held the position the longest. Two of Crandall's brainchildren were "AAdvantage" (the first Frequent Flyer Program) and the SABRE reservation system.
|Collett Woolman started this airline as a crop dusting business in 1924, which went on to become what was the world's largest airline in 2010. Which airline was it?|
Delta. Delta is based at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta Hartsfield.
|This CEO has worked at US Airways, American, America West and Northwest Airlines. He also tried to buy Delta.|
Doug Parker. Through 2012, Doug Parker was CEO of US Airways and a heavy proponent of airline consolidation.
|Maurice Flannigan was CEO of this airline that started with 4 aircraft in 1985. Its first flight was from Dubai to Karachi, and was by the early twenty-first century the largest airline in the Middle East.|
Emirates. Emirates is owned by the government of Dubai. As of 2012, Emirates flies some of the longests flights in the world including Dubai to Los Angeles.
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