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Safe Air Travel Companion,9780071399180

Safe Air Travel Companion

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1/24/2002
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Professional
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Recent events have forced everyone to be more aware of safety during airline flights. But being aware isn't enough . . . there are dozens of easy-to-follow practical actions you as a passenger should follow in order to minimize your risk -- and perhaps save your life -- in the event of a hijacking or other terrorist activity. InSafe Air Travel Companion, Dan McKinnon, an expert in commercial travel and survival, calmly, clearly, and rationally spells them out. In this one-of-a-kind resource, learn smart travel strategies for business and personal travel for yourself as well as your family.

Author Biography

DAN McKINNON is an expert in commercial aviation travel whose background includes special projects for the CIA and extensive military and civilian study in survival, captive, and POW situations. A former Navy pilot, Mr. McKinnon specialized in rescue efforts and techniques and holds the Navy peacetime helicopter rescue record in air-sea saves. From 1981 to 1984 he served as Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), overseeing the implementation of airline deregulation and the shutdown of the CAB. Mr. McKinnon is President of North American Airlines.

Table of Contents


Why Terrorism

Putting Hijacking in Perspective

What the Government is Doing to Protect You

What the Airlines Are Doing to Protect You

What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

Guns in the Cockpit

Airport Security

Preparing for Your International Trip

Overseas Traveling

How to Behave in a “traditional” Hijacking

What to Do in a Rescue Attempt

If You Are Released Ahead of Other Hostages

After It’s Over

Travel Agent Efforts and Concerns

Living in a Foreign Land

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