William J. McGee is an award-winning travel journalist for Consumer Reports and the former editor of Consumer Reports Travel Letter. In 2010 the US secretary of transportation chose him as the lone consumer advocate on the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee. He also writes a monthly travel column for USAToday.com, and has contributed to Condé Nast Traveler, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Money, Good Housekeeping, and many other publications. Prior to becoming a journalist, McGee spent nearly seven years in airline flight operations management. He is an FAA licensed aircraft dispatcher and has served in the US Air Force Auxiliary. He earned an MFA from Columbia University and currently teaches creative writing at Hofstra University. McGee lives in Connecticut.