AVIATION: Trippe's Inning

Pan-American Airways' usually calm Juan Terry Trippe was quietly indignant as he appeared before a Senate subcommittee last week. The reason: the committee had been told that the high operating costs of Pan Am are the best argument against Trippe's monopolistic chosen instrument (TIME, April 23). Now it was Trippe's turn to give his side.

The comparison between Pan Am's globe-girdling operations and those of the domestic airlines was misleading and shockingly unfair, said Mr. Trippe. He argued that it is impossible to compare the two because 1) traffic on Pan Am's pioneering routes is necessarily far smaller than on domestic...

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