Transport: Cost

In speed, dependability, frequency of schedules, U. S. airlines far surpass those of other countries, as all the world knows. Last week United Air Lines made public a survey showing that U. S. air travel also costs less. Average fare: 6¢ per mi.; average fare in Europe: 8½¢ per mi.

United Air Lines could also point to the fact that a round-trip between New York and Detroit on one of its planes costs $62.46, meals free; that a round-trip by train with lower berth costs $62.40, meals extra. (American Airlines fare is the same as United, with a $2...

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