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Attention All Passengers: The Truth About the Airline Industry eBook Kindle


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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.

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Award-winning journalist and leading consumer advocate William J. McGee offers a shocking, essential exposé that reveals the real state of the "friendly skies."

From outsourced call centers in India to the Alabama location where all lost baggage ends up, William J. McGee crisscrossed the country and traveled around the globe immersing himself deep into the world of commercial airlines. And what he found was shocking.

McGee interviewed countless industry insiders—pilots, TSA security screeners, FAA inspectors, legislators, the CEOs of the major carriers, and even Ralph Nader and Steven Slater, the disgruntled flight attendant who famously jettisoned a JetBlue flight. Here 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" in China, Singapore, Mexico, and El Salvador. 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 both political parties and 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. Attention All Passengers will change the way you view the airline industry and make you think twice the next time you see the fasten seat belts sign.


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  • Formato: eBook Kindle
  • Tamanho do arquivo: 795 KB
  • Número de páginas: 373 páginas
  • ISBN da fonte dos números de páginas: 0062088378
  • Editora: Harper (26 de junho de 2012)
  • Vendido por: Amazon Servicos de Varejo do Brasil Ltda
  • Idioma: Inglês
  • ASIN: B007US2XB4
  • Leitura de texto: Habilitado
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  • Configuração de fonte: Habilitado
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3.0 de 5 estrelas Good, but a bit disjointed. 24 de outubro de 2016
Por Allan M. Huss - Publicada na Amazon.com
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I'm not sure if I liked the book or not. There is a significant amount of information in it, but much of it has also been plowed by online blogs and other sources. I found the book somewhat disorganized -- although I must attribute this to the fact that many of the problems the author includes have links to many of the issues he covers, so they could have been covered in several different chapters.

The author does highlight glaring oversights and omissions by the FAA in the area of aircraft maintenance. It's a significant safety issue, that I have not seen covered elsewhere, especially where much of the airline maintenance is "offshored" and handled by unlicensed mechanics in South America and Asia. Whether they are competent or not is unclear, but the oversight by the government is clearly lacking.

The book seems to be current to about 2012-2013, so it does not have that "been there, heard about that" feeling that other "expose" books seem to give me.
5.0 de 5 estrelas This guy knows airlines, and airline culture, very well. McGee tells it like it was, and like it is. A fascinating book! 31 de outubro de 2016
Por CrabbyAmerikan - Publicada na Amazon.com
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Everything you always wanted to know about the airlines, and were afraid you'd one day find out.
This guy obviously knows the airlines, airline people, and the culture of airlines extremely well. He's earned his knowledge of all levels in the industry over many years, and this gives him a really broad perspective of the people, the industry, and the good and bad.

I've just finished this book, and I've got a few sections marked read again. Honest, straightforward guy, Bill McGee. I was fascinated by the way things work, those things I'd long suspected but didn't exactly want to believe. The cynic in me was certainly validated, but I came away from this book with a better understanding of the business, and the history of government's relations with them.

I think you, dear reader, will too.

A rare 5-star rating, because this book's -that good-, IMNSHO anywho.
3.0 de 5 estrelas Restatement of the Obvious 12 de novembro de 2016
Por Mazda 6 - Publicada na Amazon.com
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This book makes for some interesting reading for a while, but then the "exposes" become repetitive. There's really not much revealed in this book that other media haven't already brought to our attention. Perhaps his point in writing this book is to put pressure on the airline industry to police itself and correct its wrongs - but given the profit driven motive of the industry and its stockholders and the lack of any effective means of expressing dissatisfaction other than writing the FAA, it's probably not going to go anywhere. Why can't we have a hub system of AMTRAK high speed rails?
An alternative to flying might provide the competition needed to get the airlines' attention.
5.0 de 5 estrelas and airport operators have made todays aviation in the USA the worse way to travel 12 de dezembro de 2016
Por Joseph Warfel - Publicada na Amazon.com
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McGee nailed it all as it really is. The industry continues the downward slide but can't be blamed entirely. The FAA, TSA, and airport operators have made todays aviation in the USA the worse way to travel. International airlines, airports and passengers laugh at us for our incompetence. International airports use both civilian and Military security with NO waiting lines at Customs and bags at the carousel when you arrive.
Can't wait for the next chapter in Air Rage when Cell Phones are permitted in flight!! What is wrong with texting not talking and bothering others with your insignificant chatter!!
4.0 de 5 estrelas Insane Rules 2 de dezembro de 2016
Por Richard S. Smith - Publicada na Amazon.com
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Lots of interesting facts and figures, although babies on board is confusing to say the least, people are ALLOWED to just carry their baby on board and hold them in their LAP !!! ?? on a plane , how can this be true ! ? What the HELL is WRONG with the FAA to allow Mothers and Fathers to just decide not to buy a ticket for their two year olds and hold them in their lap and in case of CRASHING THEY MUST SET THIER BABY ON THE FLOOR OF THE PLANE !! ?? It is a FAA rule that babies that do not have seats assigned to them must be placed on the floor of the plane when crash landing ??...............
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