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1. "America experienced its first oil shock. Within days of the cutoff, oil prices rose from $2.90 to $11.65 a barrel; gasoline prices soared from 20 cents to $1.20 a gallon, an all-time high. Across America, fuel shortages forced factories to close early and airlines to cancel flights. Filling stations posted signs: 'Sorry, No Gas Today.' If a station did have gasoline, motorists lined up before sunrise to buy a few gallons; owners limited the amount sold to each customer. Motorists grew impatient. Fistfights broke out, and occasionally, gunfire. President Nixon called for America to end its dependence on foreign oil. 'Let us set as our national goal. . . that by the end of this decade we will have developed the potential to meet our own energy needs without depending on any foreign energy source,' he said. We have still not met this goal."
Author: Albert Marrin
2. "You know what—gyms make the largest chunk of their profit from clients who pay their monthly dues on auto-pay but never bother to show up and use the gym. The DVD-rental companies make a good chunk of their profits from late fees; the credit-card companies make a fortune on sundry fines and penalties; the airlines' margins are highest on ticket changes and cancellations… So, the key to running a successful business in America is to sign up a customer and pray he'll somehow screw up…"
Author: Ali Sheikh
3. "The Airlines lady who travels in the same compartment as us day after day, has bruises on her arms and face today and her eyes keep welling, but no one asks her why. Our eyes dart towards her, but we go back to travelling in too much proximity. Two inches from one another and expressionless."
Author: Amruta Patil
4. "Here's what I mean by the miracle of language. When you're falling into a good book, exactly as you might fall into a dream, a little conduit opens, a passageway between a reader's heart and a writer's, a connection that transcends the barriers of continents and generations and even death ... And here's the magic. You're different. You can never go back to being exactly the same person you were before you disappeared into that book."[Why Reading is Dangerous, Spirit Magazine (Southwest Airlines), February 2008]"
Author: Anthony Doerr
5. "The year I snuck an interracial lesbian couple into the background of an American Airlines commercial, I was feeling particularly flush."
Author: Augusten Burroughs
6. "By 1931, after a few years' experience of flying scheduled airlines, those planes were operating at roughly 600 times the safety of the space shuttle. I look at safety not in terms of fatalities per passenger-mile, but when you get in and close the door, what is the risk of dying on this flight?"
Author: Burt Rutan
7. "Three-hour layover in Seattle. If you were flying Alaska Airlines and you wanted to go to hell you had to fly through Seattle to get there."
Author: Dana Stabenow
8. "First, we have to lower our costs to levels that are more competitive. This will prevent the lower-cost airlines from pushing us out of the markets we want to serve. We've made great progress on this front, but we need to keep pushing."
Author: Gerard Arpey
9. "I was a mechanic in the Navy. And mechanics in the Navy are like mechanics in airlines. You may have more stripes than I do, but you don't know how to fix the airplane."
Author: Gordon Bethune
10. "Keep costs low and spirits high, and the people of Southwest Airlines will keep LUV in the air."
Author: Herb Kelleher
11. "The spirit of Southwest Airlines is exuberant, it's caring, it's dedicated, it's diligent, it's fun, it's rewarding, it's a joy."
Author: Herb Kelleher
12. "Marry me," I said without hesitation. I was surprised at how quickly and easily the words came. His mouth spread into a broad smile. "When?" I shrugged. "We can book a flight tomorrow. It's Spring Break. I don't have anything going on tomorrow, do you?" "I'm callin' your bluff," he said, reaching for his phone. "America Airlines," he said, watching my reaction closely as he was connected. "I need two tickets to Vegas, please. Tomorrow. Hmmmmm...," he looked at me, waiting for me to change my mind. "Two days, round trip. Whatever you have." I rested my chin on his chest, waiting for him to book the tickets. The longer I let him stay on the phone, the wider his smile became."
Author: Jamie McGuire
13. "Southwest—unlike most other airlines, which fly multiple aircraft models—flies only Boeing 737s. As a result, every Southwest pilot, flight attendant, and ground-crew member can work any flight. Plus, all of Southwest's parts fit all of its planes. All that means lower costs and a business that's easier to run. They made it easy on themselves."
Author: Jason Fried
14. "I guess that's how people grow old together. You don't see wrinkles and receding hairlines. You just see what made you care to begin with-the beautiful things they have on the inside."
Author: Jax Garren
15. "If anyone wonders why the airlines are not doing well it is because flying has been made such an unpleasant and degrading experience."
Author: Keith Henson
16. "I had redesigned my entire amplifier system for this tour because airlines are very strict now."
Author: Lee Ritenour
17. "I don't visit my parents often because Delta Airlines won't wait in the yard while I run in."
Author: Margaret Smith
18. "People were used to those slow human speeds on both land and sea, to those delays, those waitings on the wind or fair weather, to those expectations of shipwreck, sun, and death. The liners the little white girl knew were among the last mailboats in the world. It was while she was young that the first airlines were started, which were gradually to deprive mankind of journeys across the sea. (The Lover)"
Author: Marguerite Duras
19. "Actors worry about bad breath, weight, receding hairlines and why their leading lady looks like their daughter."
Author: Matthew Ashford
20. "I had some airline stock, but the airlines tanked. I didn't have a lot of money in them, though."
Author: Mickey Gilley
21. "I never trust the airlines from those countries where the pilots believe in the afterlife. You are safer when they don't."
Author: Muriel Spark
22. "Over the last six years, airlines have experienced severe financial pressure to leave smaller communities, making demands on the EAS program even greater."
Author: Nick Rahall
23. "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."
Author: Niki Lauda
24. "When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food."
Author: Phil Collins
25. "Airlines are interesting. They not only favor celebrities, they court them."
Author: Phil Donahue
26. "Methwold's hair, parted in the middle has a lot to do with my beginnings. It was one of those hairlines along which history and sexuality moved."
Author: Salman Rushdie
27. "A girl's life was defined by lines: fine lines, hairlines, bikini lines, class lines, the tightrope line between being a good girl and a slut. But there was always a moment when the lines blurred and a good girl had to decide whether to toe the line, cross the line, or stay safe behind the line that guarded her virtue."
Author: Thea Devine
28. "I've produced more pilots than United Airlines, and they've all been disasters. Every audition I ever took in my life I lost."
Author: Willard Scott

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