WSJ airline reporter Carey is retiring
Susan Carey, who has covered the airlines for The Wall Street Journal for more than 30 years, is retiring.
Her last day is Friday.
Carey has been at The Journal since 1981, starting in the Pittsburgh bureau, where she covered coal mining, steel, labor unions and Appalachia. She has been a journalist for 40 years.
Susan was one of the early bad-ass female reporters who pushed her way into a male-dominated industry & made herself a force. She also was a terrific friend & colleague; she took me under her wing when I began covering aviation alongside her in 2011.
— Jack Nicas (@jacknicas) January 26, 2018
She has been based out of Chicago as the paper’s airline and aviation reporter sine 1993. Before that, she covered airlines internationally, first in Brussels and then in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
She has covered strikes, crashes, bankruptcies, mergers, liquidations, bag fees, frequent-flier programs, grumpy travelers and grumpier airline employees, union politics, planes that land at the wrong airport and all variety of C-suite types at the controls.
She started as a reporter for the Arizona Republic in Phoenix in 1977.