Author William J. McGee
Attention All Passengers: How Covid 19 Affects the Airline Industry

This lecture will uncover How COVID-19 is affecting the airline industry. Q and A to follow

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Discussion includes:
• Why are the airlines providing vouchers for future travel rather than cash refunds, and what can you do to secure a refund?
• If you must fly right now (such as to visit a sick relative or to return home), what do you need to know? What specific precautions should you take?
• How can you practice social distancing while flying?
• What advice are airline insiders providing?
• What should you do if your frequent flyer mileage or airport club memberships are about to expire?
• Is now a good time to book future travel?
• Will fares increase or decrease soon?
• When will flying return to normal?

William J. McGee is the author of Attention All Passengers and a journalist who represents Consumer Reports as an airline passenger advocate in Washington. Prior to journalism, he spent seven years in airline flight operations and is licensed by the FAA as an aircraft dispatcher; he also spent several years serving in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary on Long Island. McGee earned an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University and for many years taught and lectured at Hofstra University, Vaughn College of Aeronautics, and Long Island University. He has written about aviation and travel for dozens of publications.  Flying More Safely is due in the spring of 2020.


Thursday May 7, 2020
2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
Main Library Community Room