Business: No Present for Lufthansa

To welcome West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer to the U.S. a fortnight ago, the State Department and the CAB had worked up a handsome present for Germany's reborn Lufthansa airline. In air-route negotiations the U.S. gave Lufthansa some prize routes, including a polar route from Germany to San Francisco or Los Angeles, a transatlantic route to Chicago, and one to Boston, New York and Philadelphia, then down to the Caribbean and South America. In return, U.S. air lines got routes to six German cities plus the privilege of picking up passengers to Scandinavia, the Near East, Africa and other destinations. But...

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