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Full upright and locked position : not-so-comfortable truths about air travel today

Author: Mark Gerchick
Publisher: New York London : W. W. Norton & Co., ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In Full Upright and Locked Position, former FAA chief counsel and senior aviation policy official Mark Gerchick unravels the unseen forces and little-known facts that have reshaped our air travel experience since September 11, 2001. With wry humor and unique insight, Gerchick takes us past the jargon, technicalities, and all-is-well platitudes to expose the new normal of air travel: from the packed planes and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Gerchick
ISBN: 9780393081107 0393081109
OCLC Number: 783163644
Description: xvi, 331 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The disconnect: how we fly now --
The hassle factor --
The margin --
The pointy end --
Fares, fees, and other games --
Sickening --
No-brainer --
Escape --
Three unimaginable things that changed everything --
Forecast: cloudy with some signs of clearing.
Responsibility: Mark Gerchick.

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"Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight," our pilots still intone. But who are they kidding?  Read more...

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Intriguing Resonant a narrative that is part lifting of the veil and part condemnation of commercial airlines loss of soul. --Christine Thomas"

 
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