Transport: Tehachapi Toll

United Air Lines is proud of many things—that it is the oldest U. S. airline; that it flies more passenger plane-miles and traffic ton-miles than any other airline; that it makes money. Not the least of United's prides has been its record on its most popular run—the 363 miles between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Since acquiring twin-motored transports seven years ago. United has flown as many as 30 planes a day over this mountainous, two-hour route with a reliability comparable to the Pennsylvania Railroad's service between New York and Philadelphia. Pacific...

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