This week's cover story | Air rage, life of a cabbie, South Africa travel
Here's a sneak peek at what's coming up in this week's Time Out Chicago, on newsstands Thursday:
- Three news-making on-the-job breakdowns by flight crews in the past couple years (including that JetBlue flight attendant who deployed the emergency slide in an epic "Take this job and shove it" moment in 2010) had us wondering: Are these just isolated cases, or do these episodes speak to a larger issue, namely the increasingly stressful job these flight crews have? Former flight attendant Lisa Shames investigates how the career has changed over the years and how air travel has degenerated for everyone—passengers included.
- Speaking of tough jobs: Cabbies say they're having a harder time making a living, and new regulations, going into effect next Monday, will make it even tougher. Writer John Slania rides along with a taxi driver with an amazing back story to get a sense of what his life is like behind the wheel.
- Going on safari in South Africa is a dream of mine, but I never knew you could do it unguided, in a rental car. Writer Amber Gibson explains how it's done (just don't feed the baboons).