- An example: Transcripts of a telephone call between Robert Crandall, President of American Airlines and Howard Putman, President of Braniff Air Lines regarding competition at the Dallas Fort worth Airport (which Putman recorded and turned over to the government).
- Crandall: I think it's dumb as hell for Christ's sake, all right, to sit here and pound the **** out of each other and neither one of us making a **** dime.
- Putnam: Well --
- Crandall: I mean, you know! goddamn, what the **** is the point of it?
- Putnam: Nobody asked American to serve Harlingen. Nobody asked American to serve Kansas City, and there were low fares in there, you know, before. So --
- Crandall: You better believe it, Howard. But, you, you, you know, the complex is here -- ain't gonna change a goddamn thing, all right. We can, we can both live here and there ain't no room for Delta. But there's, ah, no reason that I can see, all right, to put both companies out of business.
- Putnam: But if you're going to overlay every route of American's on top of over, on top of every route that Braniff has -- I can't just sit here and allow you to bury us without giving our best effort.
- Crandall: Oh sure, but Eastern and Delta do the same thing in Atlanta and have for years.
- Putnam: Do you have a suggestion for me?
- Crandall: Yes. I have a suggestion for you. Raise your goddamn fares twenty percent. I'll raise mine the next morning.
- Putnam: Robert, we --
- Crandall: You'll make more money and I will too.
- Putnam: We can't talk about pricing.
- Crandall: Oh bull * * * *, Howard. We can talk about any goddamn thing we want to talk about.
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