Bob Jordan, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Planning, Pete McGlade, Vice President Schedule Planning, and a blog name you all know, Bill Owen explained the history of the Garage-o-Mizer. As long time blog readers will know, Bill told the story here on the blog. Interestingly the first two schedule optimizations freed up six additional aircraft each time. These were aircraft we didn't have to buy for the schedule. I always find it amazing, that no software companies could offer us a program that would optimize our schedules, and that we had to build it inhouse.
If you want to see an outside perspective of today's events, check out Terry Maxon's reports at The Dallas Morning News'"Airline Biz" blog.