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The return of Odds & Ends: if not now, when?(odds & ends)

In hindsight, we must acknowledge underestimating the essential role Odds & Ends played in maintaining the airline industry's health. Things were going well back in 1999 and managers were dedicated to maximizing profits. Odds & Ends became expendable. The unexpected cascading consequences of that action on the rest of the industry became obvious within a year. A tragic 10% decline in the size of the average Conquistadores del Cielo poker pot, a key industry performance indicator, was reported from the A-Bar-A dude ranch in Wyoming. …

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