Aeronautics: Wrong Plane

A few biggest, busiest airports are operated like railroad terminals with announcers, numbered gates, everything to keep the passenger from going where he should not go. But at many fields it is still possible to do what a Dr. Andrew W. Speer of Wilkinsburg, Pa. did last week at Pittsburgh. He bought a $1 ticket for a joyhop, stepped into a nearby plane, made himself comfortable. The ship took off, set Dr. Speer down an hour & a half later in Columbus, Ohio. Good-natured officials of the airline (Transcontinental & Western Air)...

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