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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
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Full upright and locked position
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not-so-comfortable truths about air travel today
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Mark Gerchick
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Former FAA chief counsel Gerchick unravels the unseen forces and little-known facts that have reshaped our air travel experience since September 11, 2001. He exposes the new normal of air travel: the packed planes and myriad hassles of everyday flying, the alchemy of air fares, the airlines' endless nickel-and-diming, and the elusive hope of escape from steerage. He goes into what pilots do in the cockpit, what's really worth worrying about when it comes to safety, and why we get sick on planes. From his vantage point as former aviation regulator and policymaker, Gerchick also explains how difficult it is for the government to alter things for travelers by explaining the vagaries of consumer protection rules, as well as the political realities and economic forces at work.
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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 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 betweenour 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
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--Adapted from publisher description
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10188861
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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
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
not-so-comfortable truths about air travel today
Label
Full upright and locked position : not-so-comfortable truths about air travel today, Mark Gerchick
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-331)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Three unimaginable things that changed everything
  • Forecast: cloudy with some signs of clearing
  • Disconnect: how we fly now
  • Hassle factor
  • Margin
  • Pointy end
  • Fares, fees, and other games
  • Sickening
  • No-brainer
  • Escape
Control code
20078342
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 331 pages
Isbn
9780393081107
Lccn
2013006528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn783163644
  • (OCoLC)783163644
Label
Full upright and locked position : not-so-comfortable truths about air travel today, Mark Gerchick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-331)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Three unimaginable things that changed everything
  • Forecast: cloudy with some signs of clearing
  • Disconnect: how we fly now
  • Hassle factor
  • Margin
  • Pointy end
  • Fares, fees, and other games
  • Sickening
  • No-brainer
  • Escape
Control code
20078342
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 331 pages
Isbn
9780393081107
Lccn
2013006528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn783163644
  • (OCoLC)783163644

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