AVIATION: Not by Bread Alone

When is a sandwich not a sandwich? Answer: when it consists of roasted breast of chicken, green salad, tomato, lettuce, a carrot slice and fried parsley—all on a piece of bread. At least that is the view of Pan American World Airways, which last week was embroiled in a heated metaphysical battle with its European competitors over the nature of Lord Montagu's invention. The International Air Transport Association has agreed that airlines may serve only sandwiches on their new cut-rate transatlantic flights v. free full meals on regular flights. Pan American, which still considers the sandwich a thin layer...

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