There comes a time where change is necessary, no matter how used you are to something or how iconic something has become. Change is a good thing in many ways, it opens the door to things that once would not be considered and allows for new ideas to infiltrate and old stale ways to have new life breathed into them. While change can also be in some ways negative and the fear of the unknown promotes fear, change is to be embraced even if only for the reason that those who do not change are destined to eventually fail.
A few days ago I got to see the new look of American Airlines up close and personal. I feel that it is a good step for this iconic legacy carrier to embrace the future as they emerge from a long bankruptcy. I feel that the new look is respectful of the history of the company and a gentle nod to the country it represents.