quote by Gordon Bethune

Do you know how much faster I can fix an airplane when I want to fix it than when I don't want to fix it?

— Gordon Bethune

Most Powerful Airliner quotations

Ill book a ticket on some garbage airline.

I dont wanna name an actual airline so lets make one up, lets just call it like Delta Airlines

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.

Keep costs low and spirits high, and the people of Southwest Airlines will keep LUV in the air.

The only way to lose weight is to check it as airline baggage.

We need to confront honestly the issue of scale.

.. You may need a large corporation to run an airline or to manufacture cars, but you don't need a large corporation to raise a chicken or a hog. You don't need a large corporation to process local food or local timber and market it locally.

Airlines go in the long run at the competition to reason.

For the passenger the competition is good, because each competitor tries to undercut the other one.

We have a strategic plan. It's called 'doing things'.

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline.

It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.

Getting on a plane, I told the ticket lady, "Send one of my bags to New York, send one to Los Angeles, and send one to Miami." She said, "We can't do that!" I told her, "You did it last week!"

Airline hostesses show you how to use a seatbelt in case you haven't been in a car since 1965.

The airline business is the biggest team sport in the world.

When you're all consumed with fighting among yourselves, your opponents can run over you every day.

Its operation in a world beset by fuel and energy crises makes no sense at all.

I'm here to tell you that I am proud of a couple of things.

First, I am very good at projectile vomiting. Second, I've never had a really serious venereal disease.

I don't think JetBlue has a better chance of being profitable than 100 other predecessors with new airplanes, new employees, low fares, all touchy-feely ... all of them are losers. Most of these guys are smoking ragweed.

We just found out my little brother has a peanut allergy, which is very serious I know. But still I feel like my parents are totally overreacting - they caught me eating a tiny little bag of airline peanuts and they kicked me out of his funeral.

There are only two reasons to sit in the back row of an airplane: Either you have diarrhea, or you're anxious to meet people who do.

Since 1978 the record pretty well shows that no start-up airline .

. . has really been successful, so the odds of JetBlue having long-term success are remote. I'm not going to say it can't happen because stranger things have happened, but I personally believe P.T. Barnum was, in that respect, correct.

Six imams removed from a US Airways flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix are calling on Muslims to boycott the airline. If only we could get Muslims to boycott all airlines, we could dispense with airport security altogether.

Running an airline is a normal job. Racing is more.

These subsidies from four European governments, which include aircraft launch assistance, capital injections, debt forgiveness, have enabled Airbus to develop and range market airliners well below cost.

If anyone wonders why the airlines are not doing well it is because flying has been made such an unpleasant and degrading experience.

There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.

I had arrived at the airport one hour early so that, in accordance with airline procedures, I could stand around.

I was a mechanic in the Navy. And mechanics in the Navy are like mechanics in airlines. You may have more stripes than I do, but you don't know how to fix the airplane.

‎‎‎‎Short of committing murder, negative publicity sells more seats than positive publicity.

You should definitely have a travel agent.

Why go through all the hassle of dealing with airlines, hotels, and rental-car agencies yourself, only to see the arrangements get all screwed up, when with just a single phone call you can have a trained professional screw them up for you?

I'm paid about 20 times more than the average Ryanair employee and I think the gap should be wider. I probably work 50 times harder. I think I'm the most underpaid and underappreciated airline boss in Europe.

It's like telling Mozart that there are too many notes in an opera.

Which one do you want us to take out?

The airline industry is full of bullshitters, liars and drunks. We excel at all three in Ireland.

If the Wright brother were alive today Wilbur would have to fire Orville to reduce costs.

We’re in the Customer Service business—we just happen to provide airline transportation.

Air transport is just a glorified bus operation.

Failure saves lives. In the airline industry, every time a plane crashes the probability of the next crash is lowered by that. The Titanic saved lives because we're building bigger and bigger ships. So these people died, but we have effectively improved the safety of the system, and nothing failed in vain.

The airline business is it is mostly run by a bunch of spineless nincompoops who actually don't want to stand up to the environmentalists and call them the lying wankers that they are.