It became as cheap last week to travel across the U. S. by air as by rail. Transcontinental Air Transport cut its fare to $159.92.** Best railroad transportation costs $161.40.

T.A.T.'s fare-cut was one more evidence of the Empty Seat Problem and the operators' determination to solve it, even during the sparsest flying season of the year. Other transport companies are trying analogous traffic stimulators. Last month Universal offered mileage books at exactly the railroad-Pullman rates. Last week Western Air Express offered similar rates to all public officials along its line....

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