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The Resource Attention all passengers : the airlines' dangerous descent -- and how to reclaim our skies, William J. McGee

Attention all passengers : the airlines' dangerous descent -- and how to reclaim our skies, William J. McGee

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Attention all passengers : the airlines' dangerous descent -- and how to reclaim our skies
Title
Attention all passengers
Title remainder
the airlines' dangerous descent -- and how to reclaim our skies
Statement of responsibility
William J. McGee
Title variation
Attention all passengers
Title variation remainder
the airlines dangerous descent---and how to reclaim our skies
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist and consumer advocate William J. McGee offers an exposé on the "friendly skies." From outsourced call centers in India to the Alabama location where all lost baggage ends up, McGee traveled around the globe immersing himself deep into the world of commercial airlines. He interviewed countless industry insiders--pilots, TSA security screeners, FAA inspectors, legislators, the CEOs of the major carriers, Ralph Nader, and even the disgruntled flight attendant who famously jettisoned a JetBlue flight. He reveals how airline executives are cutting costs in "a mad race to the bottom" by delegating flights to second-tier regional airlines and outsourcing critical aircraft maintenance and repairs to unlicensed "mechanics" offshore. And while the U.S. airlines have raked in tens of billions of dollars for checked baggage alone in recent years, our skies (and our airports) are not getting any safer. What's more, McGee explains how all branches of the U.S. government have conspired to place corporate interests above the interests of consumers, workers, the nation's economy, and even the planet itself.--From publisher description
Summary
An examination of the airline industry reveals how airline executives are cutting costs and exposes how the U.S. government has conspired to place corporate interests above the interests of consumers, workers, the nation's economy, and the environment
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10120087
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DLC
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McGee, William J
Dewey number
387.70973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE9803.A4
LC item number
M43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Airlines
Target audience
adult
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the airlines' dangerous descent---and how to reclaim our skies
Label
Attention all passengers : the airlines' dangerous descent -- and how to reclaim our skies, William J. McGee
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-335) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
19750130
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 354 pages
Isbn
9780062088376
Lccn
2012026940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn801996264
  • (OCoLC)801996264
Label
Attention all passengers : the airlines' dangerous descent -- and how to reclaim our skies, William J. McGee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
19750130
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 354 pages
Isbn
9780062088376
Lccn
2012026940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn801996264
  • (OCoLC)801996264

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