Jun 10, 2013 — In a new book, aviation consultant Mark Gerchick writes that "the magic of air travel has morphed into an uncomfortable, crowded and utterly soulless ordeal." He talks about how it's gotten so bad, why there are so many hidden fees and if there actually is less leg room than there used to be.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Tokyo Cancelled by Rana Dasgupta. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Up in the Air by Walter Kirn. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Next: A Novel by James Hynes. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Mar 9, 2010 — Is the biblically inspired Angelology the next Da Vinci Code? James Hynes' Next causes us to inaugurate the genre "Mick lit" (think middle-aged men and the Rolling Stones). A prominent advocate of No Child Left Behind reverses course. And ace spy John Wells is back, undercover and in deep.
Dec 2, 2009 — Author Walter Kirn has seen two of his seven books make it to the big screen, including a recent adaptation of his 2005 novel Up In The Air. Kirn joins host Terry Gross to reflect on his book and the great American airplane culture.
Dec 11, 2008 — My name is Benjamin R. Ford and I am writing to request a refund in the amount of $392.68...
May 18, 2005 — Author Rana Dasgupta talks about his new book in which 13 strangers, stranded for a night in a forgotten airport in forgotten country on the way to Tokyo.