State of the Airlines

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

NEWS: Comair President says goodbye

This story has been bubbling for a couple days so I figure its worth a mention. Comair President Randy Rademacher announced his resignation in the aftermath of the Comair computer fiasco of the holiday season. There had been some that put the blame for this squarely on his shoulders. I find that hard to believe, normally screw ups of this magnitude take several bad decisions from more than one person. Its too bad because Comair seemed to be making some headway under his leadership. But in the end somebody's head was gonna roll for their foul ups that lead to thousands of delays and cancellations over the holidays. Delta exec Fred Buttrell will pick up the pieces and move on. Buttrell headed the group that worked with Comair from the Delta side.