RON MCNEIL, FSVA AIRLINE CONSULTANT
PROJECT MGR/SR CONSULTANT - MEAD & HUNT
Ron McNeill has served as FSVA's airline consultant for 10+ years. He is a former airline executive with 38 years of experience in airline marketing, operations, planning and revenue management. He was formerly Vice President of Revenue Management, Vice President of Airline Planning, and Staff Vice President – Forecasting and Analysis for Trans World Airlines (TWA) and Manager – Marketing Development for American Airlines. Ron's TWA experience included route analysis, forecasting and revenue management for domestic and international hubs including STL, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan and Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Ron currently works as a senior air service consultant in Mead & Hunt's St. Louis office.
During his airline career, Ron was responsible for the automation development of systems used for passenger reservations and airport processing. In his role as Vice President of Revenue Management, he was responsible for published airline fares and pricing, unpublished fare negotiations, group policies, bookings and pricing, and the development of systems used to manage airline bookings and revenue. When TWA was acquired by American Airlines, Ron was appointed to the officer level Core Integration Group that was tasked with integrating TWA practices and employees into those of American Airlines. He was specifically responsible for evaluating procedures and identifying best practices for revenue management, domestic passenger sales, frequent flyer programs and ambassador clubs.
Ron has extensive experience with models and analytical tools used by airlines in forecasting and evaluating new markets. His reputation and contacts in the airline industry get clients high-level airline management attention. He provides Mead & Hunt clients with an airline perspective for air service analysis and airline presentations. Since joining Mead & Hunt, Ron has used his knowledge of airline revenue and forecasting systems to identify service opportunities for clients that fall beneath the traditional thresholds used by carrier systems. Having worked on the other side of the table, he can present carriers with unique analytical approaches to assess and evaluate community opportunities.