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  • maybe the odds are less than 50-50 after yesterday.
    (Gerard Arpey)

  • a downtown monopoly that would be a windfall for them and certain damage to American Airlines, North Texas and many smaller communities around the country.
    (Gerard Arpey)

  • We continued the hard work of integrating TWA, because at that time we still thought an efficient connecting hub in St. Louis could be a profitable addition to our network.
    (Gerard Arpey)

  • One of our most difficult realizations was that - in the course of two years - a connecting hub in St. Louis had gone from something we thought we needed to something we could no longer afford.
    (Gerard Arpey)

  • Our Fly Smart philosophy is about investing only on those points of differentiation that pay for themselves, that earn a revenue premium commensurate with what it costs us to provide that product or service.
    (Gerard Arpey)


  • Despite the painful changes we have had to make, we continue to believe in the St. Louis market. And we are hoping to add flights, in a careful way, as the economics of our business improve and the demands of the traveling public in St. Louis become clear.
    (Gerard Arpey)

  • All of us are thrilled to welcome Tom Horton back to the leadership team. His broad knowledge of the challenging airline industry and keen understanding of the financial markets will be enormous assets to AMR as we continue the vital work of restoring the company to sustained profitability in a global aviation marketplace.
    (Gerard Arpey)

  • But the St. Louis experience, perhaps better than anything else, illustrates just how much our industry has changed during the past three years.
    (Gerard Arpey)

  • This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss.
    (Gerard Arpey)

  • Even with strong demand for air travel, we have been able to pass only a very small portion of that increase on to our customers.
    (Gerard Arpey)

  • First, we have to lower our costs to levels that are more competitive. This will prevent the lower-cost airlines from pushing us out of the markets we want to serve. We've made great progress on this front, but we need to keep pushing.
    (Gerard Arpey)

  • We need to take excellent care of our customers, and do so at a profit.
    (Gerard Arpey)

  • Our planes should be full, which among other things means we have a golden opportunity... to build on the momentum reflected in the financial results we are reporting today.
    (Gerard Arpey)

  • This is eating up time, money and energy we would like to devote to running our business,
    (Gerard Arpey)

  • The best free market laboratory I know of is DFW, where we slug it out with a long list of carriers, in dozens of markets, every day. In contrast, Southwest wants to have its cake and eat it too,
    (Gerard Arpey)


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