Hard Landing

Hard Landing

The Epic Contest for Power and Profits That Plunged the Airlines into Chaos
Thomas Petzinger, Jr. Copyright 0 I995, I996 by Thomas Petzinger, Jr. Grateful
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Author: Thomas Petzinger, Jr.

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780307774491

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Best Transportation System in the World

The Best Transportation System in the World

Railroads, Trucks, Airlines, and American Public Policy in the Twentieth Century
Mark H. Rose, Bruce Edsall Seely, ... Hard Landing: The Epic Contest for Power
and Profits That Plunged the Airlines into Chaos (New York: Times Books, 1995).

Author: Mark H. Rose

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 9780814210369

Category: History

Page: 318

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"From 1920 to the mid-1990s, American transportation in the form of railroads, trucks, and airlines was simply a creature of politics and public policy. In brief, the markets for rail, truck, and airlines were not natural entities, but had been created through hard-fought political contests, full-time lobbying, and unceasing litigation. Between 1940 and the late 1970s, moreover, leaders of rail, truck, and airline firms lobbied and litigated to protect the workings of this regulatory regime." "In the mid-1950s, President Eisenhower asked Congress to award railroad executives authority to modify prices and service. Eisenhower was concerned about a railroad industry in decline. During the 1960s, President Johnson sought broad deregulation of rail, trucks, and airline firms. Johnson wanted another device to "fine tune" the economy. In the 1970s, Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter sought to deregulate transportation with a view toward reversing "stagflation." Between 1978 and 1980, Congress and President Carter approved deregulation of airlines, trucking, and railroads. Carter aide Mary Schuman played a crucial role in bringing about airline deregulation. For all the market talk that surrounded transportation politics before and after 1980, however, officials of the American state had been and remained the principal agents creating those markets."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

The Evolution of the US Airline Industry

The Evolution of the US Airline Industry

Hard Landing: The Epic Contest for Power and Profits That Plunged the Airlines
into Chaos. NY: Times Business, Random House. Pollak, R. A. ( I 995). "
Regulating Risk." Journal of Economic Literature. Volume 3, March, pp. 1 79- 1 9
1 . Reed ...

Author: Eldad Ben-Yosef

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387242139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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The Evolution of the US Airline Industry discusses the evolution of the hub-and-spoke network system and the associated price discrimination strategy, as the post-deregulation dominant business model of the major incumbent airlines and its breakdown in the early 2000s. It highlights the role that aircraft – as a production input – and the aircraft manufacturers' strategy have played in shaping this dominant business model in the 1990s. Fierce competition between Airbus and Boeing and plummeting new aircraft prices in the early 2000s have fueled low-cost competition of unprecedented scope, that destroyed the old business model. The impact of the manufacturers' strategy on these trends has been overlooked by industry observers, who have traditionally focused on the demand for air travel and labor costs as the most critical elements in future trends and survivability of major network airlines. The book debates the impact and merit of government regulation of the industry. It examines uncertainty, information problems, and interest group structures that have shaped environmental and safety regulations. These regulations disregard market signals and deviate from standard economic principles of social efficiency and public interest. The Evolution of the US Airline Industry also debates the applicability of traditional antitrust analysis and policies, which conflict with the complex dynamics of real-life airline competition. It questions the regulator's ability to interpret industry conduct in real time, let alone predict or change its course towards a "desirable" direction. The competitive response of the low-cost startup airlines surprised many antitrust proponents, who believed the major incumbent airlines practically blocked significant new entry. This creative market response, in fact, destroyed the major incumbents' power to discriminate pricing – a task the antitrust efforts failed to accomplish.
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Airline Network Development in Europe and its Implications for Airport Planning

Airline Network Development in Europe and its Implications for Airport Planning

Oum, T.H., Park, J.-H. and Zhang, A. (2000), Globalization and strategic alliances:
the case of the airline industry ... Petzinger, J.R. (1995), Hard landing: the epic
contest for power and profits that plunged the airlines into chaos (New York: ...

Author: Dr Guillaume Burghouwt

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409485384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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The ongoing deregulation and liberalization of worldwide air transport markets confronts airport planners with an increasingly problematic context. On the one hand, the capital intensive, large-scale and complex airport investments need a detailed, long/medium-term planning of airport infrastructure. Such planning requires at least predictable traffic volumes (and traffic composition) within the planning horizon. On the other hand, airline route networks are increasingly dynamic structures that frequently show discontinuous changes. As a consequence, the much more volatile airport traffic restricts the value of detailed traffic forecasts. Volatility of airport traffic and its composition requires flexibility of airport strategies and planning processes. The book explores this dilemma through a detailed study of airline network development, airport connectivity and airport planning in the deregulated EU air transport market. The questions the book seeks to answer are: · how have airlines responded to the regime changes in EU aviation with respect to the configuration of their route networks? · what has been the impact of the reconfiguration of airline network configurations for the connectivity of EU airports? · how can airport planners and airport authorities deal with the increasingly uncertain airline network behaviour in Europe?
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Innovative Thinking in Risk Crisis and Disaster Management

Innovative Thinking in Risk  Crisis  and Disaster Management

Hard Landing: How the Epic Contest for Power and Profits Plunged the Airlines
into Chaos. London: Aurum. Ray, L. 2010. Losing its luster. Air Transport World, 1
May. Available at: http:// www.atwonline.com [accessed: 27 May 2010]. Reason ...

Author: Dr Simon Bennett

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409460251

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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Risk is an enduring theme of modern life. It permeates the political, economic and environmental domains. Some risks are unavoidable. Others are not. Innovative Thinking in Risk, Crisis, and Disaster Management provides ideas and action plans for risk, crisis, and disaster management in a risk society, based on late-modern approaches such as technological citizenship; delegated authority; and exploitation of 'lay' knowledge. Written in an accessible style, with technical terms defined and explained, it offers genuinely original thinking that will be of interest to academics, students, and commentators. Primarily though, it will be of value to practitioners in the emergency services, industry and commerce, and to planners and policy makers at national and local government level. The book deals with issues of civil safety and security. It covers management of socio-technical risks and hazards; environmental risk; social and economic impacts of ICT; and risk perception. In addition it touches upon terrorism; public order; emergency responding; high risk technologies; energy supply; climate change; natural disasters; and employment-related issues-all within a social context that prioritises risk reduction. The problems we face in the twenty-first century are not intractable. All we need is a little less dogma and a little more imagination.
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Supply Shock

Supply Shock

Petzinger, Thomas Jr., Hard Landing: The Epic Contest for Power and Profits
That Plunged the Airlines Into Chaos, Times Business, 1995. Pew Research
Center. People and the Press: 1999 Values Update Survey, Pew Research
Center, ...

Author: Brian Czech

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550925265

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Politicians, economists, and Wall Street would have us believe that limitless economic expansion is the Holy Grail, and that there is no conflict between growing the economy and protecting the environment. Supply Shock debunks these widely accepted myths and demonstrates that we are in fact navigating the end of the era of economic growth, and that the only sustainable alternative is the development of a steady state economy. Starting with a refreshingly accessible, comprehensive critique of economic growth, the author engages readers in an enormous topic that affects everyone in every country. Publishers Weekly favorably compared Brian Czech to Carl Sagan for popularizing their difficult subjects; Supply Shock shows why. Czech presents a compelling alternative to growth based on keen scientific, economic, and political insights including: The "trophic theory of money" The overlooked source of technological progress that prevents us from reconciling growth and environmental protection Bold yet practical policies for establishing a steady state economy Supply Shock leaves no doubt that the biggest idea of the twentieth century—economic growth—has become the biggest problem of the twenty-first. Required reading for anyone concerned about the world our children and grandchildren will inherit, this landmark work lays a solid foundation for a new economic model, perhaps in time for preventing global catastrophes; certainly in time for lessening the damages. Brian Czech is the founder of Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE), the leading organization promoting the transition from unsustainable growth to a new economic paradigm.
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St Louis Commerce

St  Louis Commerce

... you will share his senti a fee for any of their flights booked ment when you
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Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

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The Air Line Employee

The Air Line Employee

The Igie Contest for Praer and Profits That Plunged the Sirlines into Chaos Hard
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Chaos By Thomas Petzinger Jr . Times Books , 520 pages . $ 30 Reviewed by ...

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Business Ethics

Business Ethics

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The 1980s

The 1980s

For example , in a 1987 review , film critic Roger Ebert did not comment on the
airlines or the role of trade unions in the ... Jr. , Hard Landing : The Epic Contest
for Power and Profits that Plunged the Airlines into Chaos ( New York : Random ...

Author: Kimberly R. Moffitt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 073914314X

Category: History

Page: 502

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The 1980s: A Critical and Transitional Decade, edited by Kimberly R. Moffitt and Duncan A. Campbell, is a holistic analysis of the decade that focuses on major turning points and developments in literature, entertainment, politics, and social experimentation. This analysis ultimately presents the 1980s as a significant phenomenon in the American landscape. The 1980s is a groundbreaking and stand-alone introductory volume that is unapologetically interdisciplinary in nature and encourages students to explore topics of the decade often overlooked or grouped together with other, more memorable decades such as the 1920s or 1960s.
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Framed

Framed

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that Plunged the Airlines into Chaos ( New York : Times Books , 1995 ) , 131 .
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Author: Christopher R. Martin

Publisher: ILR Press

ISBN: UOM:39015058723787

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Christopher R. Martin argues that the mainstream news media (and the large corporations behind them) put the labor movement in a bad light even while avoiding the appearance of bias. Martin has found that the news media construct "common ground" narratives between labor and management positions by reporting on labor relations from a consumer perspective. Martin identifies five central storytelling frames using this consumer orientation that repeatedly emerged in the news media coverage of major labor stories in the 1990s: the 1991-94 shutdown of the General Motors Willow Run Assembly Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan; the 1993 American Airlines flight attendant strike; the 1994-95 Major League Baseball strike, the 1997 United Parcel Service strike, and the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization's conference in Seattle. In Martin's view, the news media's consumer "take" on the labor movement has the effect of submerging issues of citizenship, political activity, and class relations, and elevating issues of consumption and the myth of a class-free America. Instead of facilitating a public sphere, the democratic ideal in which the public can engage in discovery and rational-critical debate, Martin says, news organizations have fostered a consumer sphere, in which public discourse and action is defined in terms of consumer interests--the impact of strikes, lock-outs, shut-downs, and protests on the general consumer economy and the price, quality, and availability of things such as automobiles, airline flights, and baseball tickets.
Categories: Political Science

Corporate Power in the United States

Corporate Power in the United States

The new corporate activism : harnessing the power of grassroots tactics for your
organization . McGraw - Hill '95 . ... Petzinger , Thomas , Jr. Hard Landing : The
epic contest for power and profits that plunged the airlines into chaos . Times '95 .

Author: Joseph W. Sora

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: UOM:39076001880025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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Contains 20 contributions, culled from magazines, newspapers, and books, which examine the nature and power of the modern corporation in contemporary American life. Contributions seek to: define the corporation; delineate the way corporate power affects everything from health care and leisure time to punk rock and comic books; explain the power of the corporation that results from donations to entities ranging from charities to political parties; and explore the recent domination of information sources, both news oriented and not. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Airline and Railroad Labor and Employment Law

Airline and Railroad Labor and Employment Law

... FOR CONSOLIDATING DISPUTE RESOLUTION By Joseph Z . Fleming Miami ,
Florida In the " Postscript " chapter of his book , Hard Landing : The Epic Contest
for Power and Profits that Plunged the Airlines into Chaos , Thomas Petzinger ...

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Business Week

Business Week

Books VILLE WILBUR AND THEY AIN 18 Pomer and Profits HARD LANDING in
masterful detail the wild ride the inThe Epic Contest for Power and Profits That
Plunged the Airlines into Chaos dustry has taken . By Thomas Petzinger Jr ...

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Harvard Business School Core Collection

Harvard Business School Core Collection

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for power and income inequality , and an impoverished profits that plunged the
airlines into chaos , cultural life , 552 82 New York Times Notable Book , 1997 .

Author: Baker Library

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ISBN: PSU:000043152537

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Library Journal

Library Journal

Now safely in the bosom of academia , he pokes gentle fun at well - meaning but
often inept board members . ... Ohio Petzinger , Thomas , Jr . Hard Landing : The
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Library Journal

Library Journal

SOCIAL SCIENCES FINANCE BUS Petzinger , Thomas , Jr. Hard Landing : The
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Bks . Nov. 1995. c.528p . permanent paper . photogs . bibliog . index .

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ISBN: 03630277

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