Date: 29 Apr 99 22:10:10 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Katie Schwarz) Organization: University of California, Berkeley References: 1 2
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Stephen H. Westin <email@example.com> wrote: >firstname.lastname@example.org writes: > >> The question is: having travelled in the >> US, Europe and Asia, I see plenty of DC10's and older 747's, but I >> never see a Tristar these days. > >Last I knew, Delta was still flying them, but I think they are leaving >soon. You might enjoy the book _Frequent Flyer_ by Bob Reiss, a journalist who spent many hours riding in the cockpit of a Delta TriStar and interviewed hundreds of people involved with different aspects of flight: pilots, air traffic controllers, dispatchers with their weather maps, Lockheed designers (there's a chapter on the TriStar/ DC-10 development race), flight attendants, baggage handlers (in the chapter on labor-management relations), Delta executives who bought and financed the planes, mechanics doing various levels of overhaul, ticket price analysts. I thought it was a very good overview of the airline industry for the general reader. -- Katie Schwarz "There's no need to look for a Chimera, or a cat with three legs." -- Jorge Luis Borges, "Death and the Compass"