Continental CEO will cancel flights before fines

Posted on 09. Mar, 2010 by in Blog, Featured

This according to the AP. Rather than say I told you so; I’ll let the CEO of Continental Airlines tell you in his own words.

Smisek said many passengers on delayed flights “really want to go to LA or Mumbai, but the government by God says, ‘We’re going to fine you $27,500.’ Here’s what we’re going to do: We’re going to cancel the flight.”

Because airlines have cut flights, leaving the remaining ones more crowded, passengers will have fewer chances to rebook on another flight. Passengers, he said, won’t get to their destinations “for maybe days.”

This is what happens when you let a self promoting Realtor set National Aviation Policy; truth is stranger than fiction. Good luck next winter; and bring your credit card because for a weather event you are on your own!

2 Responses to “Continental CEO will cancel flights before fines”

  1. Ruben Alconero 9 March 2010 at 18:00 #

    Awesome, glad at least one CEO has the spunk to say it how it is.

  2. Chip 10 March 2010 at 13:30 #

    Hi Ruben; how have you been? It is indeed refreshing to see the truth.

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