Mayor Mike Rawlings Offers American Airlines and Its Employees His "Emotional Support"

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Over the course of the day a few items have rolled in related to American Airlines and AMR's Chapter 11 filing this morning. Among them: A Q&A from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport about how the bankruptcy might but probably won't affect the airport (it follows in full); and a statement from DFW CEO Jeff Fegan, who says, "We at DFW are confident that our airport's very low cost structure and our excellent operating environment will represent a solid foundation for future American Airlines operations here." Then, moments ago, we got this from Dallas City Hall: a statement from Mayor Mike Rawlings. It reads, in full:
"This is an important day because American Airlines is an important part of our DFW family. It is always tough to make the right decisions but American Airlines leadership did the right thing; I believe they will emerge as a stronger and more competitive company for it. I am confident they will continue to provide the professional service to our region and DFW Airport will be stronger in the long haul. And to the thousands of AMR employees and retirees, we offer our emotional support to each of you."
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Juan Valdez
Juan Valdez

What we need to do in this city is to diversify. Even at DFW, we can give utter control to one airline. Its bananas if we do that in this day and age.I hope Virgin, AirTran and heck...even Spirit grow more at DFW.

Parisrec
Parisrec

what a relief!  Dallas mayors are Hormel!

jfpo
jfpo

I'm sure Mike's words will be very comforting to the rank and file as their pay and benefits are slashed. At least the new CEO will receive a nice bonus for "turning the company around" as it emerges from bankruptcy.

Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

...I want you to know it's not you, its me, I'm just not ready to commit.  Can't we just be friends?

trannyntraining
trannyntraining

Maybe, we can bring in, Gov.Perry, and his good pal in Christ, Rev.Jeffress, to hold a prayer vigil for the ailing airline.

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