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Old 12-27-2017, 01:09 PM   #1  
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Anyone have any good suggestions on books detailing the history of each major/legacy airline? Looking for info that might help job hunters get a good back story on what the culture, history and principles of each airline is. Perhaps provide extra ammo in an interview when the "Why us?" question is asked.

Delta: Glory Lost and Found

FedEx: The World on Time

United: ?

American: ?

UPS: ?

Southwest: ?
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The removal of passengers.
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Not really relevant to these airlines, but Skygods about Panam is a great read.
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This one is excellent. I sure wish that guy would do a sequel that picked up where the book left off (mid-late 90s I think?). So much has happened since then.
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Anyone have any good suggestions on books detailing the history of each major/legacy airline? Looking for info that might help job hunters get a good back story on what the culture, history and principles of each airline is. Perhaps provide extra ammo in an interview when the "Why us?" question is asked.

Delta: Glory Lost and Found
Can we get a wind check? And its just light chop.

And we have Captain Jorrrrrrr-guh/“Hollywood”

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Tom Hanks has a part in a movie about us.

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United: ?
We’re busy Un-Jeffing ourselves and arguing about calling a 737 a guppy when we’re not beating people up and dragging them off.

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American: ?
Half of us feel we saved TWA, the other half are still ****ed off about the Nicolau

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UPS: ?
We wear brown uniforms while cash our giant pay checks.

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Southwest: ?
We had our own show about us. If you get a chance to ride on a Friday night BUR-LAS “stripper flight”, do it

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This one is excellent. I sure wish that guy would do a sequel that picked up where the book left off (mid-late 90s I think?). So much has happened since then.
Agreed.

There could also easily be a “Flying the Line” Volumes 3-5.
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For Southwest read NUTS! It's about how the company got started. Not only informative but also very entertaining.
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UAL: “The Golden Goose”. (It’s what Dubinsky wanted to choke.)
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“Eagle” by Robert J. Serling, good read about AA circa 1985.
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For one of the many forerunners of American, Trans World Airlines (TWA) which was the face of United States aviation on east west routes around the world in the 1950s-1970s (Pan Am was the face in Latin America), I recommend:

Trans World Airlines A Book of Memories by Jon Proctor.
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