Aviation: Lots of Class

Alas, the poor airline passenger. He has to choose from a bewildering array of fares that on New York to Miami flights alone spread out to hundreds of different price possibilities, including piston day coach, jet night coach (rear end), businessman's special and economy prop. Last week it became evident that the fare confusion would get cloudier before it gets clearer.

United Air Lines, which last year made a gallant try to bring order out of chaos by introducing "one-class," one-fare flights on many runs, reversed its thrust, asked the Civil Aeronautics Board for permission to...

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