Freakonomics Radio, which offers a podcast of programs about ‘the hidden side of everything’ is tackling air travel in a three-part series called “Freakonomics Takes to the Skies.”
The series vows to investigate all aspects of airline economics by speaking with CEOs from Delta to Air New Zealand, economists, workers from pilots to meteorologists to flight attendant trainers to aircraft load agents, and – of course – passengers.
Here are links to programs 1 and 2: “Air Travel is a Miracle: Why Do We Hate It?” and “Why is Flying Safer Than Driving?” Program three will be available this Thursday.
Give a listen and let us know what you learn.
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