CANADA: Cutting Air Fares

"A travel revolution," editorialized the Montreal Star. "A stab in the back," groaned a U.S. airline official. "A death blow," conceded one Canadian railroadman. All were reacting in their own way to the announcement by Trans-Canada Air Lines and Canadian Pacific Air Lines that starting Jan. 2 all fares on continental flights of more than 600 miles will be slashed up to 25%. No longer, said the Star, would air travel in Canada be "considered the prerogative of the rich, the daring, or those on emergency missions."

The airline-fare cuts are the result of a year-long study by five...

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