Travel: Democracy in the Air

As every airplane traveler ""grumbles. first class is barely worth the money. The extras he is offered—a couple of free drinks, a slightly more elegant meal, a bit more leg room, a bigger choice of periodicals and. with luck, a movie he hasn't yet seen—are apt to cost him a third more than the regular coach fare, get him to his destination no more quickly than the people sitting in the less prestigious rows behind him. So complained United Air Lines President William A. Patterson in a speech last week to the Passenger Traffic Association of New York, in...

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