Airlines: A Pattern for the 70s

For the past three years, 17 U.S. airlines have been in a fierce fight for control of new territory. Up for consideration before the Civil Aeronautics Board have been all the existing U.S. air routes and all the new routes that the airlines would like to fly over a vast area washed by the Pacific Ocean. The final allocation of flight lines will affect American-flag traffic over half the globe—including great swaths of North America, Asia and Australia.

After studying the airlines' voluminous claims and proposals, CAB Examiner Robert L. Park, 48, recommended a parceling of routes among seven applicants....

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