Barbara Peterson


Barbara S. Peterson is senior correspondent for aviation at Conde Nast Traveler and the author of BLUE STREAK: Inside JetBlue, the Upstart that Rocked an Industry, published by Penguin Portfolio (hardcover, 2004; paperback, 2006). She is the winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for Investigative Reporting and the Gene DuBois Award for Excellence in Travel and Aviation Reporting.
Peterson has worked as a magazine writer specializing in aviation and consumer travel issues for more than twenty years. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Consumer Reports. She was the chief contributor for the book FLY EASY, published by Fodor’s in 2002. Her previous affiliations include Frequent Flyer, where she wrote feature articles and edited a monthly news section, Flyer’s File, and Diversion magazine.
Peterson is co-author, with Jim Glab, of RAPID DESCENT: Deregulation and the Shakeout in the Airlines, published by Simon & Schuster in 1994. She graduated from Vassar College, and also studied at the Sorbonne. She lives in Hastings on Hudson, in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and two daughters.

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