The World: All the Way with P.L.K.

Beirut and Amman lie 140 miles apart, and the jet flight between the two cities normally takes only 40 minutes. These days, however, the journey is an extended and somewhat nerve-wracking odyssey. Passengers aboard Alia (Royal Jordanian Airline) Caravelles are subjected to a thorough and intimate antihijack body check; still, four mid-air hijackings have been foiled, while another plane was shot at by anti-Jordanian guerrillas while taking off. After leaving Beirut, Alia Caravelles must fly out over the Mediterranean toward Cyprus and then to Mersa Matruh, swing inland over Egypt to Luxor, turn...

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