AVIATION: Trouble for United

United Air Lines this week was forced to ground its six DC-6Bs, the line's biggest and fastest planes, and lop 9,300 miles off its normal 188,000 miles of flying schedules. Reason: the pilots would not fly them unless they got extra pay for the job.

The issue, a major factor in the pilots' ten-day strike against United last month (TIME, July 2), popped up again in mediation conferences. The Air Line Pilots Association, said United, had agreed to discuss the question of higher wages for flying the DC-6B. But at the mediation table, the line charged, A.L.P.A. refused to talk...

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