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Attention All Passengers The Airlines' Dangerous Descent---And How to Reclaim Our Skies

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ISBN-10: 0062088378

ISBN-13: 9780062088376

Edition: 2012

Authors: William J. McGee

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A Fast Food Nation for the airline industry, Attention All Passengers is a shocking and important exposÉ revealing the real state of the “friendly skies” in which we fly. Award-winning Consumer Reports travel journalist William McGee, a former editor of the Consumer Reports Travel Letter, spent nearly seven years in airline flight operations management, and what he learned was less than uplifting. From TSA power grabs and an endemic lack of oversight to legislative battles and lobbying boondoggles to antiquated flight patterns and outsourced maintenance workers, the airlines and the Government are in cahoots, conspiring to turn a profit any way they can, no matter who has to pay the price.…    
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/26/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Author's Note
Acknowledgments
Prologue: Flying Sucks
Sit Down and Shut Up or We'll Turn This Plane Around: Why Airline Service Has Collapsed and Air Rage Is Soaring
What Happened to the Airlines?
Collusion and Confusion: How Airlines Don't Play by the Rules-and How Passengers Pay
So You Think You've Found the Lowest Fare
A Mad Race to the Bottom: How Airlines Mistreat Employees, Outsource, and Ignore Passengers
When Your Airline Isn't Your Airline: Regional Carriers Provide Lower Levels of Service and Safety
Outrageous Outsourcing: The Single Greatest Threat to Airline Safety
Unsafe at Any Altitude? Facing Unprecedented Dangers
Threats to Survival: Why Many Air Crashes Need Not Be Fatal
Lights, Camera, Strip Search: The Tragicomedy of Airline Security
Cloudy Skies: Aviation's Carbon Footprint
Ink-Stained Wreckage: How Airlines Manipulate the Media
Epilogue: Fighting the Clock
Conclusion: A Manifesto for Taking Back Our Skies
Domestic Mainline Airline Partnerships with Regionals
Domestic Regional Airline Partnerships with Mainlines
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Notes
Index