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The Resource Full upright and locked position : not-so-comfortable truths about air travel today, Mark Gerchick

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

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Full upright and locked position : not-so-comfortable truths about air travel today
Title
Full upright and locked position
Title remainder
not-so-comfortable truths about air travel today
Statement of responsibility
Mark Gerchick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 myriad hassles of everyday flying to the alchemy of air fares, the airlines' endless nickel-and-diming, and the elusive hope of escape from steerage. We find out what pilots do in the cockpit, what's really worth worrying about when it comes to airline safety, and why we get sick on planes. Meanwhile, Gerchick ponders the jarring disconnect between our quaint expectations of "service with a smile" and the grim reality of cramped seats, no-free-lunch, and "watch-yer-knees." With sympathy for both fliers and airlines, Gerchick shows how the new "business-all-business" airline industry has finally learned to make money, even in the face of crushing fuel costs, and get millions of travelers where they're going every day safely and quickly. From his singular vantage point as former aviation regulator and policymaker, Gerchick gives us a straightforward insider's view of how hard it is for government to improve the traveler's lot by explaining the vagaries of consumer protection rules as well as the political realities and the economic forces at work. While Gerchick offers reasons to hope for a better future in air travel, he presents an unvarnished look at what we can expect--good and bad--when we take to the skies. Some of it will reassure you, some will make you cringe, but all will open your eyes to what it means to fly today"-Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PSt/DLC
Dewey number
387.7/42
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE9776
LC item number
.G47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Full upright and locked position : not-so-comfortable truths about air travel today, Mark Gerchick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-331)
Contents
  • Three unimaginable things that changed everything
  • Forecast: cloudy with some signs of clearing
  • The disconnect: how we fly now
  • The hassle factor
  • The margin
  • The pointy end
  • Fares, fees, and other games
  • Sickening
  • No-brainer
  • Escape
Control code
ocn783163644
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 331 p.
Isbn
9780393081107
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013006528
System control number
(OCoLC)783163644
Label
Full upright and locked position : not-so-comfortable truths about air travel today, Mark Gerchick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-331)
Contents
  • Three unimaginable things that changed everything
  • Forecast: cloudy with some signs of clearing
  • The disconnect: how we fly now
  • The hassle factor
  • The margin
  • The pointy end
  • Fares, fees, and other games
  • Sickening
  • No-brainer
  • Escape
Control code
ocn783163644
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 331 p.
Isbn
9780393081107
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013006528
System control number
(OCoLC)783163644

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