Attention All Passengers

Attention All Passengers

The Airlines' Dangerous Descent - and How to Reclaim Our Skies

eBook - 2012
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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. A provocative and hard-hitting call to action, Attention All Passengers will explode all our previous misconceptions about the airline industry.
Published: New York : HarperCollins US, 2012.
ISBN: 9780062088383
Characteristics: 1 online resource.


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Jun 28, 2018

Resourceful, comprehensive, but it’s not well organized, more like a compilation of news story and analysis. Conclusion chapter shows author’s insights and wisdom.

Don’t read it before you fly away.

Mar 10, 2014

The reviewer from Publishers Weekly states: (in quotes) McGee sides with critics who call for some reregulation to improve passenger experience and airline safety, and stabilize business operations. Duh! ! ! ! Carter deregulated the airlines and trucking, and Reagan and Clinton followed with ever more deregulation. Of course such an industry requires regulation, just as Wall Street must have it, yet doesn't - - for EXACTLY the very same reasons. Until those reasons are addressed, this is yet another exercise in futility.

Sep 18, 2012

William J. McGee's latest book: Attention All Passengers is chilling, to say the least. It covers topics of interest to anyone who flies. And who doesn't? Among the things I learned is that small domestic airlines now carry most passengers in the U.S., but they aren't subject to the same regulations as the majors. A real eye-opener!

loblollyrosa Jul 29, 2012

An eye-opener on corporate greed and the shady business decisions in the airline industry, which go beyond the extra fees and lousy service. Somewhat disturbing to find the problems detailed inside only come to light when an accident happens.


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