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

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

Written by William J. McGee

Narrated by Greg Itzin


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

Written by William J. McGee

Narrated by Greg Itzin

Length:
11 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 26, 2012
ISBN:
9780062213242
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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.
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 26, 2012
ISBN:
9780062213242
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

William J. McGee is an award-winning travel journalist for Consumer Reports and the former editor of Consumer Reports Travel Letter. In 2010 the U.S. secretary of transportation chose him as the lone consumer advocate on the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee. He also writes a monthly travel column for USAToday.com and has contributed to Condé Nast Traveler, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Money, New York, Parents, Good Housekeeping, and many other magazines, newspapers, websites, and blogs. Prior to becoming a journalist, McGee spent nearly seven years in airline flight operations management; he is an FAA-licensed aircraft dispatcher and served in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. He earned an MFA from Columbia University and teaches creative writing at Hofstra University. He lives in Connecticut.

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