Hard Landing: The Epic Contest for Power and Profits That Plunged the Airlines into Chaos

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Crown, Dec 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 624 pages
In this updated paperback edition of a "rich, readable, and authoritative" Fortune) book, Wall Street Journal reporter Petzinger tells the dramatic story of how a dozen men, including Robert Crandall of American Airlines, Frank Borman of Eastern, and Richard Ferris of United, battled for control of the world's airlines. 416 pp. Radio drive-time pubilcity. 20,000 print.
 

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HARD LANDING: The Epic Contest for Power and Profits That Plunged the Airlines into Chaos

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Longtime Wall Street Journal reporter and editor Petzinger (Oil and Honor, 1987) was once a baggage handler for United Airlines. Now he effectively handles some heavy stuff for the whole airline ... Read full review

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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 ... Read full review

Contents

Takeoff
3
Cheap Thrills Low Fares
25
Network Warriors
54
In the Public Interest
86
Startups and Upstarts Ioé
106
The Empire Strikes Back
136
Workingmans Blues
172
Stormy Weather
201
Gloom over Miami
271
Nosedive
298
The Southwest Shuffle
317
I4 Operation Stealthco
334
I5 Fly Now Pay Later
349
To Fly to Serve
381
The Gilded Cockpit
406
London Calling
424

Continental Divide
215
Breaking Ranks
246
I9 Hard Landing
446
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About the author (2010)

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.

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