Attention All Passengers: The Airlines' Dangerous Descent---and How to Reclaim Our Skies
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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.
Smith of Collision Course: The Truth About Airline Safety)“…well-researched narrative…McGee’s exploration of this lack of accountability is intriguing…Informative” (Kirkus Reviews)“McGee is making a serious and important argument, and he ends with a series of suggestionsthat reflect both insider knowledge and common sense.” (Boston Globe)“Attention All Passengers deserves to be heeded for its discussion of airline safety. “A damning indictment of the airline industry, and the lax oversight and economic and political pressures that are jeopardizing the safety of everyone who flies.” (Capt. Mr. McGee addresses areas of serious concern that have largely remained off the radar screen.” (Wall Stree
Disappointing hit piece Robert S. Lyss This book is little more than a hit piece on the airline industry with little attempt to be balanced. Quite disappointing because there is much more to this story than this author presents.. Flyboy said Airlines really despised it passengers. The lie to you all the time.. Scary and sadly all TRUE. The airline industry is not your friend. I also worked in the industry too, from the 70's to the 90's. Its been a heck hole ever since.. Eigenstein said More True Than I Want to Think About. A nerve-wracking read. As a frequent flyer, I can attest to the author's accuracy in describing some of the conditions passengers put up with, and the general deterioration in air travel. Flying stopped being "fun" a long time ago.
He lives in Connecticut.. McGee is an award-winning travel journalist for Consumer Reports and the former editor of Consumer Reports Travel Letter. He also writes a monthly travel column for USAToday and has contributed to Condé Nast Traveler, the New York Times