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Author(s): Arthur Hailey

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s



Only available second hand, but still a great novel set at O’Hare aiport. It is an intense, and detailed look at a few people’s lives over a period of a few hours – airport staff, airline crews, passengers, relatives.

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Hailey’s Airport strips away the facade of the aviation emporium and gives a little glimpse of the industry. Still a good read, although O’Hare has changed since it was written in the 70s, but...

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