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Free flight : from airline hell to a new age of travel

Author: James M Fallows
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The airline system has reached a nightmarish state, due to a combination of economics and technology. As the average cost of a flight has come down in the last twenty years, the airlines have survived by filling all the seats and funneling traffic through a hub-and-spoke routing system. Virtually all of the technological innovation in airplanes in the last thirty years has been devoted to moving passengers more  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M Fallows
ISBN: 1586480405 9781586480400
OCLC Number: 46590057
Description: xi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Overload --
Visual Romance --
The Boys from Baraboo --
The GA Mafia --
The Teardrop and the Cigar Tube --
The Plane with the Parachute --
What Makes an Airplane Fly --
Disruptive Technology --
Coast to Coast --
Epilogue: Free Flight.
Responsibility: James Fallows.

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With the airline industry under siege, this is an analysis of its problems and a look into its future - as well as a thought-provoking account of the challenges of entrepreneurship in the dot-com  Read more...

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