Motivational Airline Quotes On Travel, Pilots, Industry

These airline quotes will inspire you. Airline is an organization providing a regular public service of air transport on one or more routes.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging airline quotes, airline sayings, and airline proverbs.

Best Airline Quotes

  1. “Let me be very honest and just say that if any airline would let me take the violin and the laptop onboard I would fly that airline all the time.” ~ Lara St. John
  2. “A lot of airlines have come and gone.” ~ David Neeleman
  3. “Running an airline is like having a baby: fun to conceive, but hell to deliver.” ~ Collett E. Woolman
  4. “Airlines go in the long run at the competition to reason. For the passenger, the competition is good, because each competitor tries to undercut the other one.” ~ Niki Lauda

  5. “The worst sort of business is one that grows rapidly, requires significant capital to engender the growth, and then earns little or no money. Think airlines. Here a durable competitive advantage has proven elusive ever since the days of the Wright Brothers. Indeed, if a farsighted capitalist had been present at Kitty Hawk, he would have done his successors a huge favor by shooting Orville down.” ~ Warren Buffett
  6. “If the employees come first, then they’re happy. A motivated employee treats the customer well. The customer is happy so they keep coming back, which pleases the shareholders. It’s not one of the enduring green mysteries of all time, it is just the way it works.” ~ Herb Kelleher
  7. “Southwest Airlines is successful because the company understands it’s a customer service company. It also happens to be an airline.” ~ Harvey Mackay
  8. “We have a strategic plan. It’s called ‘doing things’.” ~ Herb Kelleher

  9. “This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss.” ~ Gerard Arpey
  10. “One very clear impression I had of all the Beautiful People was their prudence. It may be that they paid for their own airline tickets, but they paid for little else.” ~ James Brady
  11. “If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.” ~ Richard Branson
  12. “Running an airline is a normal job. Racing is more.” ~ Niki Lauda

  13. “So I’ve seen life as one long learning process. And if I see – you know, if I fly on somebody else’s airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn’t in – 21 years ago, then I’d think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I’d like to fly on.” ~ Richard Branson
  14. “At American Airlines, we have built a business around the love of travel that has lasted three-quarters of a century. And I’m pretty sure we’re just getting started.” ~ Gerard Arpey
  15. “Check bags are fun. I just make sure there won’t be anything illegal in my check bag which is forbidden at a cabin of a plane. Just leaving things like scissors and such out of my carry-on things in order to avoid troubles with some certain airline, y’know.” ~ Kerry King
  16. “I don’t visit my parents often because Delta Airlines won’t wait in the yard while I run in.” ~ Margaret Smith

  17. “Over the last six years, airlines have experienced severe financial pressure to leave smaller communities, making demands on the EAS program even greater.” ~ Nick Rahall
  18. “The alliance with air Berlin is attractive for me. I can use the whole sales network of the air Berlin and 24 percent of my own airline at air Berlin sold.” ~ Niki Lauda
  19. “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” ~ Frank Zappa
  20. “When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food.” ~ Phil Collins

  21. “Occasionally we have to interpret an international treaty – one, perhaps, affecting airlines and liability for injury to passengers or damage to goods. Then, of course, we have to look to the precedents of other member nations in resolving issues.” ~ Sandra Day O’Connor
  22. “I’ve produced more pilots than United Airlines, and they’ve all been disasters. Every audition I ever took in my life I lost.” ~ Willard Scott , Airline quotes pilots
  23. “Juan Tripp was a friend. Good name for an airline man, huh? Juan Tripp after another?” ~ Fay Wray
  24. “In 1975 I decided that there was no future in flying (airline jobs were impossible to get, and who wants a job where you are judged only by seniority?) and headed off to grad school.” ~ W. Richard Stevens

  25. “The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.” ~ Billy Joel
  26. “If the Wright brother were alive today Wilbur would have to fire Orville to reduce costs.” ~ Herb Kelleher
  27. “This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don’t subsidize, we don’t want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact.” ~ Joe Biden
  28. “To me, an airplane is a great place to diet.” ~ Wolfgang Puck

  29. “I have to say that flying on Air Force One sort of spoils you for coach on a regular airline.” ~ Ron Reagan
  30. “I don’t enjoy traveling in America. I don’t like the food, the cars. It is not exotic enough. It all tastes a bit like airline food.” ~ Carla Bley
  31. “Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means… airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.” ~ Cecil Beaton
  32. “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer.” ~ Frank Zappa

  33. “These days no one can make money on the goddamn airline business. The economics represent sheer hell.” ~ C. R. Smith
  34. “A recession is when you have to tighten your belt; depression is when you have no belt to tighten. When you’ve lost your trousers – you’re in the airline business.” ~ Adam Thomson
  35. “I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.” ~ Jean Kerr
  36. “I’ve said many times that I’d be thrilled to sell the airline to the employees and our guys said no, we’ll take all the money, anyway.” ~ Robert Crandall

  37. “You should definitely have a travel agent. Why go through all the hassle of dealing with airlines, hotels, and rental-car agencies yourself, only to see the arrangements get all screwed up when with just a single phone call you can have a trained professional screw them up for you?” ~ Dave Barry
  38. “The airline industry is full of bullshitters, liars, and drunks. We excel at all three in Ireland.” ~ Michael O’Leary , Airline quotes industry
  39. “Airline food is not intended for human consumption. It’s intended as a form of in-flight entertainment, wherein the object is to guess what it is, starting with broad categories such as “mineral” and “linoleum.”” ~ Dave Barry
  40. “The future of the airlines lay in hauling people, not in hauling mail for the government.” ~ C. R. Smith

  41. “As of 1992, in fact-though, the picture would have improved since then-the money that had been made since the dawn of aviation by all of this country’s airline companies was zero. Absolutely zero.” ~ Warren Buffett
  42. “Once you get hooked on the airline business, it’s worse than dope.” ~ Ed Acker
  43. “The greatest sin of airline management of the last 22 years is to say, “It’s all labor’s fault.”” ~ Donald J. Carty
  44. “If anyone wonders why the airlines are not doing well it is because flying has been made such an unpleasant and degrading experience.” ~ Keith Henson

  45. “Airlines are interesting. They not only favor celebrities, they court them.” ~ Phil Donahue
  46. “The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.” ~ Mark Russell
  47. “Many of the critics today get airline tickets, hotel accommodation, bags, beautiful photographs, gifts and other expenses paid by the distributors, and then are supposed to write serious articles about the movie.” ~ Wim Wenders
  48. “So I’ve seen life as one long learning process.” ~ Richard Branson

  49. “I technically have two last names, which is a lot of fun when you’re making airline reservations.” ~ Mackenzie Astin
  50. “I had some airline stock, but the airlines tanked. I didn’t have a lot of money in them, though.” ~ Mickey Gilley
  51. “The easiest gift to give my husband is anything to do with airlines and flying.” ~ Kelly Preston
  52. “We’ve got fuel prices coming down and good travel numbers coming out, so it’s not surprising airline stocks are going up.” ~ Andrew Sullivan

  53. “Air transport is just a glorified bus operation.” ~ Michael O’Leary
  54. “The airline business is the biggest team sport in the world. When you’re all consumed with fighting among yourselves, your opponents can run over you every day.” ~ Gordon Bethune
  55. “Look, I think that when we started Virgin Atlantic 30 years ago, we had one 747 competing with the airlines that had an average of 300 planes each. Every single one of those have gone bankrupt because they didn’t have customer service. They had might, but they didn’t have customer service, so customer service is everything in the end.” ~ Richard Branson
  56. “I like terra firma; the more firma, the less terra.” ~ George S. Kaufman

  57. “Here’s a phrase that apparently the airlines simply made up: near miss. They say that if 2 planes almost collide, it’s a near miss. Bullshit, my friend. It’s a near hit! A collision is a near miss. [WHAM! CRUNCH!] “Look, they nearly missed!” “Yes, but not quite.” ~ George Carlin
  58. “This is a nasty, rotten business.” ~ Robert Crandall
  59. “The game we are playing her is closest to the old game of ‘Christians and lions.'” ~ Robert Crandall
  60. “You cannot get one nickel for commercial flying.” ~ Inglis M. Uppercu

  61. “I decided there must be room for another airline when I spent two days trying to get through to People Express.” ~ Richard Branson
  62. “It was the first airplane . . . that could make money just by hauling passengers.” ~ C. R. Smith
  63. “I don’t mind flying. I always pass out before the plane leaves the ground.” ~ Naomi Campbell

  64. “This industry attracts more capital than it deserves.” ~ Stelios Haji-Ioannou
  65. “Software is inherently complicated. If you say to somebody I want an airline reservation system, to really say what you want in terms of overbooking and fares, and different airlines communicating with each or schedule changes, it’s immensely complex. And so you can’t write a program that’s any simpler than that full specification.” ~ Bill Gates

The airline is a business that operates regular services for carrying passengers or goods by plane.

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