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Airline: The Inside Story of British Airways.

By Arthur Reed. Published by BBC Books,

Woodlands, 80 Wood Lane, London W12

OTT.[British Pound]11.95.

Airline was published by BBC Books, a division of the British Broadcasting Corp., to accompany the recent 4-part BBC television series on British Airways. The book, written by Arthur Reed, ATW's European Editor, is in no way a written version of the BBC series but rather, a well-done look at BA in its own right. It tells you much more about BA and the airline industry generally, than did the series.

Reed deals mostly with events of the past decade or two as BA faced many challenges. The audience will find Airline worthwhile for its description of how a giant airline operates and what it is like to be associated with such an enterprise. …

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