American Airlines CEO Doug Parker speaks to the Snowball Express crowd in Dallas (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Parker Davis)

Executive Series: U.S. Legacy Carriers

Facing numerous challenges and opportunities, leaders of airlines oftentimes come from different backgrounds. Some may rise through the ranks of the airlines while some may be pulled from other industries. These varying backgrounds also impact how each airline leader handles the challenges and opportunities that their respective airline faces. Over the next few weeks, we will take an in-depth look to see how leaders of some of the world's largest airlines got to where they are today, what challenges they…