Discussing American Airlines pulling out of Bob Hope Airport, Executive Director Dan Feger told airport commissioners how, in a recent team-building exercise, senior staff had reviewed the book, “Who Moved My Cheese” — a story about two mice and two mouse-sized people caught in a maze together.
“It’s a very cute little book,” Feger said. “It talks about change and sometimes people don’t want to change, but if you make the change, the change actually yields a much better result. If you keep doing the same thing, stay on the same path and hope the world will change around you, it probably won’t happen.”
American’s departure could mean a loss of up to 7.5% of the airport’s passenger traffic and millions of dollars in revenue, forcing yet another re-design, yet another scaling back of costs, for the planned $100-million-plus intermodal transportation center and parking structure.