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How the airport came to embody our national psychosis.

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Sept. 7 2017 4:56 PMHow We Ruined Airline JobsWorking in aviation has lost its glamor. It happened because the law gave carriers every advantage over their workforces—and because we demanded lower airfare.
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Sept. 7 2017 4:55 PMSmaller Is BetterIn praise of calm, low-fuss regional airports.
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Sept. 7 2017 4:54 PMFlying While Brown Is Getting More TraumaticThe screenings that are often forced on travelers send a clearer and clearer message: Go away.
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Sept. 7 2017 4:56 PMYour Misery at the Airport Is Great for BusinessRetail in terminals is booming. How else would we soothe our anxiety?
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Sept. 7 2017 4:54 PMAirports Can Be MarvelsIf you look at them the way a pilot does.
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Sept. 7 2017 4:53 PMPlease Step Aside, SirMy medical devices help keep me alive—and subject me to uncomfortable scrutiny every time I pass through airport security.