Doing for the airline industry what Den of Thieves did for Wall Street, this book exposes the machinations of the men's club that runs the world's major air carriers. At once a de facto primer in modern business practices and a riveting history of the world's largest industry, Hard Landing presents an unforgettable portrait of the jet age itself. Photos.
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Thomas Petzinger, Jr., grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, and received his journalism degree from Northwestern University. For the last many years he has been a reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal. His wife, Paulette Thomas, is also a Journal reporter. They have three children.From Library Journal:
Petzinger, a reporter and editor for the Wall Street Journal, presents a thorough analysis of the growth of the airline industry from the 1930s to the present. He demonstrates in a highly detailed manner the competitive nature of the airline business in such notable battles as those between Robert Crandall (American) and Dick Ferris (United) and between Frank Lorenzo (Texas International) and Herb Kelleher (Southwest). Fueled by the big egos of their respective bosses, the major airlines fell into a financial abyss trying to serve the maximum number of passengers and destinations, only to face rising fuel, labor, and operating costs as well as rising debt?while Southwest Airlines became a model of success and profitability. Petzinger exposes the men behind airline growth and competition, computerization, deregulation, strikes, mergers, and bankruptcies and covers current alliances such as the one between KLM and Northwest. Recommended for public libraries.?William A. McIntyre, New Hampshire Technical Coll. Lib., Nashua
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