AVIATION: The Magic Word

In the transcontinental airline business, a magic, dollar-bearing word has cropped up in the last few months. The word: nonstop. Roaring eastward with a howling tail wind last week, a new Douglas DC-7 belonging to American Airlines hit top speeds of 480 m.p.h., made it from Los Angeles to New York in a single 6-hr.-10-min. jump, for a new commercial speed record. While American was hanging up its record, United Air Lines impatiently took delivery of its first DC-7 so that it, too, could get into the transcontinental race. At stake is...

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