Aeronautics: Sky Sleeper

The first regular transport plane in the world with sleeping berths flew into Newark Airport one day last week. It was an 18-passenger ship of Eastern Air Transport assigned to the night run between New York and Atlanta. Its two berths were occupied by Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, War ace, official of the transport company; and Alexander Strong, Boston engineer.

In most big transport planes a passenger may tilt his chair far back, but semi-vertical sleep is not easy. Knowing that the U. S. traveler expects more solid comfort, Eastern Air is experimenting with...

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