Air Transport World

The alternative awards.(odds & ends)(humorous view on airlines awards)

A somewhat more jaundiced look at the year's events is what follows. Whereas the Industry Awards that ATW so proudly displays elsewhere in this issue seek to ferret out the stellar performers of the year, here we seek to recognize a somewhat different type of performance. The word "ferret" comes to mind again, although maybe "weasel" is more appropriate. Some of the quotes have been fabricated for your amusement.

The Marie Antoinette Award: Tie--Senior Management at American Airlines and Delta Air Lines

It was said that Louis XVI's wife, Marie Antoinette, when told the peasants had no bread, laughed and said, "Let them eat cake." If you didn't know the first part of that story, the second part could come off sounding like an invitation. …

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