Bob Crandall’s Tribute to the Founder of Southwest Airlines and First Female Airline Executive Dies at 105

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  1. He sounds like Liberace singing
    Painful to listen too as he sings so flat
    I’d welcome him back to American if he would replace the worst airline ceo in history Parker
    I would even listen to him sing off key for hours if he would run American and bring it back to being a good company

  2. What a classy guy Bob Crandall! He would would have never disrespected the retirees like Parker.

  3. In the 1997-98 timeframe, I interviewed for a job with Southwest. That video of Crandall singing the tribute to Herb was playing on a loop in the lobby at Southwest’s headquarters. It was only later that I would learn the Herb and Crandall were buddies. I didn’t get the job, but things turned out OK. 🙂

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