AIR AGE: The Long Commute

Northeast Airlines Flight 258 left New York's La Guardia Airport at 10:30 p.m., its 31 passengers chafing at the two-hour delay already caused by lowering weather. Along with the usual vacationers were passengers who had locked up their office desks for the weekend, eaten hasty meals, packed their bags and hurried to make Flight 258 at its scheduled time. They had little time for delay; they were weekend aerial commuters, a modern phenomenon, traveling regularly from their workweek jobs in New York to their New England summer homes. Flight 258 wheeled northeasterly from La Guardia, headed toward Nantucket Island,...

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