Flying High: How JetBlue Founder and CEO David Neeleman Beats the Competition... Even in the World's Most Turbulent Industry

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Overview

Flying High traces the incredible career of the founder and chairman of JetBlue, David Neeleman, from his teenage ventures and beginnings in the travel industry., to his short stint at Southwest Airlines and the ultimate launch of JetBlue. In a series of interviews with Neeleman's friends, associates, and high-ranking officials in both business and aviation, this books tells the store of Neeleman and explores the rules of success he both lives and builds his companies by.

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Overview

Flying High traces the incredible career of the founder and chairman of JetBlue, David Neeleman, from his teenage ventures and beginnings in the travel industry., to his short stint at Southwest Airlines and the ultimate launch of JetBlue. In a series of interviews with Neeleman's friends, associates, and high-ranking officials in both business and aviation, this books tells the store of Neeleman and explores the rules of success he both lives and builds his companies by.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471756989
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/17/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,032,586
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

James Wynbrandt is a New York–based author and award-winning aviation and business reporter. He is a regular contributor to numerous high-profile aviation publications, including Smithsonian Air and Space, Plane & Pilot, General Aviation News, Southern Aviator, and Pilot Journal. A licensed pilot, Wynbrandt has been following JetBlue since the company's founding. His articles on business and aviation have also appeared in the New York Times, Management Review, Computer and Electronics Marketing, Flying, and Aspen Magazine, among others.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

CHAPTER 1 The Journey Begins 7

CHAPTER 2 Have I Got a Deal for You 23

CHAPTER 3 Morris Air Spreads Its Wings 39

CHAPTER 4 Off to Southwest 55

CHAPTER 5 Opening Up New Skies 73

CHAPTER 6 A Different Kind of Airline 85

CHAPTER 7 Preparing for Departure 103

CHAPTER 8 JetBlue Takes Flight 121

CHAPTER 9 Making Air Travel Entertaining 139

CHAPTER 10 Keeping Customers Happy 151

CHAPTER 11 The Technology Advantage 163

CHAPTER 12 Getting the Word Out in Style 177

CHAPTER 13 Dealing with Disaster 193

CHAPTER 14 Preserving the Culture 213

CHAPTER 15 Looking to the Future 225

CHAPTER 16 David Neeleman’s Rules for Succeeding in Any Business 243

JetBlue Timeline 255

Acknowledgments 263

Notes 265

Index 289

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2004

    Highly Recommended!

    James Wynbrandt has penned a well-researched, colorful account of the life and guiding principles of commercial aviation pioneer David Neeleman. The book is written in a clear, straightforward style, and offers insights into what made discount carrier JetBlue an unlikely success. The book appears, however, to reflect Neeleman's artful capacity for generating positive publicity for himself. While this is not exactly a hagiography, once you have read it, you may well envision a halo floating above Neeleman's portrait on the book's jacket. Then again, as Muhammad Ali once said, 'If you can do it, it ain't braggin'.' Certainly, Neeleman's accomplishments rocked the commercial aviation industry, encouraging the major carriers to launch value-based alternatives such as Ted and Song. We recommend this book to professionals seeking useful ideas to help their businesses gain altitude.

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