AVIATION: Touchdown for Britain?

In the international football game be tween Pan American Airways' free com petition and Great Britain's controlled competition, Pan Am had made a brisk first down. It had cut its New York to London fares from $572 to $275. Then Britain had Pan Am penalized: its flights were cut from five a week to two. Pan Am tried a ground gainer: it offered to raise its fares to $375, as suggested by Britain. But Britain called time out, and appealed to the umpire.

Pan Am, said Britain, must accept the principle that the International Air Transport Association, recently formed by the...