[asset|aid=240|format=image|formatter=asset|title=RBRiPodLogoSmall.gif|width=180|height=179|resizable=true|align=right]This episode of Red Belly Radio is of when I was recently lucky enough to be in the same room with Southwest Airlines founder and Chairman Emeritus Herb Kelleher.
I will be playing parts of this over the next several months so here’s the first installment. Questions answered include: Originally Southwest looked into flying the Lockheed Electra. What other aircraft did you look at initially for Southwest airlines before service began? How did you stay so focused on the 737 and not experiment with larger aircraft—America west experimented with 747s to Japan, what was the discipline involved? And, as the traveling public expects more while paying less, while the world keeps changing, is it going to be harder for us to compete?