Anyone who wonders why they are always in the last boarding group — regardless of seat assignment — should read “Full Upright and Locked Position” (W.W. Norton & Co., $24.95) by Mark Gerchick. A former chief counsel of the Federal Aviation Administration and policy official of the Transportation Department, he reveals what he calls the “not-so-comfortable truths about air travel today.” We asked Gerchick, now an aviation consultant, for tips on how to best navigate the often confusing and frustrating world of air travel.
Aviation expert discusses the new realities of air travel
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