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on 28 October 2013
I bought this book for my Kindle, having read a number of glowing reviews but was sadly disappointed.
Firstly, it is quite out of date with details about airlines, airports etc.
Secondly, there were a number of chunks missing - unfinished sentences or words omitted, plus several spelling errors. I felt that the editing was very poor throughout.
Many of the snippets of information which were interspersed here and there, whilst interesting in content, seemed to have been placed at random with little or no reference to the context at that point.
Yes, there were some reassuring facts; I was especially grateful for the explanations of the "pings" which one hears soon after take-off and during the flight. Was always worried that the pilot was signalling a problem!
However,several chapters were of limited interest so I felt the price was rather a lot considering these drawbacks.