My last flight. I know it. I’m going to do it and I’m going to enjoy it. Congratulation! Thank you! Today we honor one of Southwest Airlines most distinguished Employees Captain Lou Freeman. As he flies last flight for an
airline he’s devoted his life to. I love the people of Southwest Airlines. I love talking to them. I love getting to know them. They all feel like family to me. (Cheering) I’m so excited my dad’s last flight. He never promotes himself. He’s just the most modest down-to-earth person you ever met. But he’s worked incredibly hard and overcome a lot it and a lot of barriers. It’s really inspiring and motivates me. Everyone has benefited for my career that he helped open a door and make possible. I think the thing that I take away from all that is. I’ve learned to be an actually better person a better friend. Because he’s been that to all of us. (Cheering) Thank you! This is my wife. She’s been my wife for almost 35 years. Her name is Stephanie, by the way. She’s been very patient with me. She’s put up with me being gone a lot. Well I’m the Copilot at home. I’m really the Chief Pilot at home. I’m chief of that hangar. I’m chief of that airplane. When he comes in I’m the boss. What I like most about his career his passion for flying. He’s a man who loves his job and it shows in everything that he does. You know what I’ll miss the flying. I really will. I’ll tell you that much because I love the job. I love going different places. Seeing different things from a different perspective. But it’s the people of Southwest that makes Southwest and that’s what I am going to miss. I wish him well in his retirement and I
will miss him enormous.