Attention All Passengers

Attention All Passengers

The Truth About the Airlines

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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Award-winning journalist and leading consumer advocate William J. McGee offers a shocking, essential expos ̌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.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062213242
0062213245
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 22 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Itzin, Greg
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