The question I should have asked American Airlines’ Henry Joyner

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Last Friday I interviewed at some length American Airlines senior VP planning Henry Joyner. It was a wide-ranging interview and we talked about many things. In fact he actually commented to me afterwards that he was surprised at the different areas I pursued for our different publications, and I explained to him that at Flight we were trying to do more with less, owing to the lousy economy, internet effects etc.

Sadly I did not ask him: “Henry, when are you going to retire?” Which is regrettable because the answer, had he so chosen, would have been: “Now, since you ask Kieran.”

I hope it wasn’t anything I said, but given the timescales that Henry works to, it’s more likely he decided a couple of decades ago.

祝您好運 Henry.

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