Transport: First Class for Freight

Once little more than an industry sideline, air freight is coming in for VIP lounge-style treatment of its own. United Air Lines opened a highly auto mated, $2,000,000 freight terminal two weeks ago in San Francisco. Eastern Air Lines is building something to match it in Atlanta. Using show biz, Pan American has run a TV ad in which a Caribbean calypso band rides pushbutton-directed pallets for a merry swing through the company's gleaming new $8,500,000 computerized terminal.

From Bras to Tractors. Air cargo is indeed swinging. Outstripping the phenomenal growth in passenger business, cargo ton mileage has quadrupled since...

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