September Lunch Featuring Terry Maxon, DMN Airline Guru
Here is how Forbes feted our September speaker, Terry Maxon, when he announced he would retire from the Dallas Morning News effective September 11:
"Dallas is the center of U.S. airline industry coverage. It is the home of two of the top four airlines, the third busiest U.S. airport and four good reporters who primarily cover airlines.
At the head of the line of reporters is Terry Maxon, whose 'Airline Biz Blog' in The Dallas Morning News is the foremost must-read in the industry. It gets about five million hits annually. Sadly, Terry has decided to take a buyout from the newspaper and to retire on Sept. 11. He doesn’t know what he will do after that.
At the conclusion of American’s earnings call on Friday, CEO Doug Parker declared, 'When I want to know what is going on in our industry, I read Terry’s blog. I learn as much from that as anything else externally that I can find because it is always true and it is always well-informed.'”
The Harvard Club of Dallas struck while the iron was hot and secured an opportunity to hear from the airlines guru himself. So if you are interested in travel, the rivalry between Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Love Field, the competition for gates at Love, the forecast for the airlines themselves, an insider's take on how travel has evolved, or anything else, please join us for what surely will be a memorable lunch.