Gathering Team Member
- May 17, 2004
Yup. I found AU back in 2004 because of Airliners.net! I had discovered A.net a couple years prior when internet forums were a new concept to me. Someone on there made a mention of AU on a discussion about Amtrak. Funny thing is that now I haven't been to A.net in years. I like FlyerTalk now.As do airlines on AU. But does AU come up on Airliners.net?
And to keep things on topic. I was willing to give Anderson a chance when he first came on to Amtrak. After seeing the improvements he made at Delta after the merger with Northwest, I figured that Amtrak could use some new fresh ideas. I especially thought Wick would guide him well the first few months. Well when his Southwest Chief bus idea came about, I knew I was wrong.
Anderson would be good for an airline again. I thought maybe he would retire by now though. I actually thought Doug Parker was doing a decent job at US Airways after the merger with America West. It became a profitable carrier even though it was turned into a bare bones, no frills carrier that happen to be a legacy airline. But his performance at AA has been pretty terrible as of late. Even United has made great strides at improvement over the last few years. I even made 1K status on United this year because of the recent change in status requirements. I've never had airline status before!