The Cranky Flier Interview: Southwest’s Andrew Watterson Talks MAX, Newark’s Fall, and M

Late August means it’s time for the International Aviation Forecast Summit, better known as the Boyd conference. For the third year in a row, I sat down with Southwest Chief Revenue Officer and EVP Andrew Watterson.

We talked at length about the 737 MAX, dug into the airline’s pullout from Newark, and finished up with a look at the reasons behind the decision to become much easier to deal with for corporate clients. I think you’ll agree it was an interesting conversation.

Below you’ll find our 18 minute discussion.

If you’re wondering about the Seth Kaplan article I referenced in the podcast, here it is.

I have plenty more from Boyd, but it’ll take me some time to get it all together. In the meantime, go ahead and leave your comments for your favorite airport code nicknames. If you heard the podcast, you know Andrew will be watching….


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