James B. Welling Sr. sent a message to Gary Kelly that said:
Dear Gary, I have been retired from American for a long time, however hopefully you will remember me. I was VP at AMR Transportation Automation Services, Southwest reservation service provider, and a contemporary with Dan Hay. My son James B. Welling Jr. (Brian) applied for a position at Southwest. The position is as follows: Position: 2018-24463 Sr Project Manager. I have read the position requirements and Brian more that fits. I would appreciate it if you would facilitate an interview for Brian. Of course it would be up to Brian to sell his skills to your people. I hope all is going well with you and Southwest. Your airline growth and success has been outstanding. All the best, Jim.