Charles Darwin wrote, "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." British Airways CEO Rod Eddington warns that achieving that responsiveness is extremely difficult-"Changing airline culture is like trying to perform an engine change inflight," he maintains. While not all legacy airline CEOs have to face as daunting a task as that, the magnitude of reform required to meet the actual or threatened competition from ...

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