Gary Kelly and Bob Fornaro shake hands to celebrate day one of the AirTran acquisition (Photo: SWAMedia)

Conquistadores del Cielo: The Secret Club of Top Airline Executives

When many analysts, customers, and airline employees look at airlines like Delta, United, American, and Southwest, it becomes easy to jump to the word “competition.” These competitions range from big to small, such as Southwest and American competing for passengers in Dallas, or Delta and United competing over who offers the better premium coffee onboard. While all of the airlines are competing for the business of millions of travelers each year, there happens to be one occasion where many of…