Airlines: Mating Season

Flamboyant O. Roy Chalk has made millions in Manhattan real estate, but as a transportation magnate he has sometimes spun his wheels. He failed in a bid to buy the New York City subway system some years ago, and the deteriorating bus service provided by his D.C. Transit System has annoyed Washingtonians. He founded Trans Caribbean Airways in 1945, and has since run it as a family company: his wife is secretary and interior decorator, his brother-in-law is executive vice president, and a son-in-law is a director. The line lost money heavily...

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