Southwest Airlines Founder Herb Kelleher Passes Away At 87

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  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Southwest Airlines Founder Herb Kelleher Passes Away At 87

    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Southwest Airlines founder Herb Kelleher passed away on Thursday, January 3.


    He was 87.


    Southwest Airlines tweeted, “We already miss you, Herbie. #HonoringHerb”


    We already miss you, Herbie. #HonoringHerb pic.twitter.com/SQcvSdkbC2


    — Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) January 3, 2019


    Kelleher famously came up with the idea for Southwest Airlines and its brash approach that rocked the airline industry, along with two partners, on a cocktail napkin.


    The airline started in 1971 and Kelleher served as chairman and CEO until 2008.

     
  2. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Did you know the guy? Curious reason for this post, no offense.
     
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  3. RodeoJake

    RodeoJake Well-Known Member

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    Herb was a rebel businessman. He'll be missed.
     
  4. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    He was a pretty big deal. SWA is the hometown airline.
     
  5. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    No, I didn't know the guy. I think his story is interesting and Soutwest has been a good, well run airline.
     
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  6. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    SW is one of the better airlines I have flown. That's a credit to their founder. RIP
     

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