AVIATION: Fare Fight

The battle of plane fares on North Atlantic routes went on last week. Jack Frye, 40, the burly president of Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc., called in reporters in Manhattan to announce: T.W.A. would like to fly passengers from New York to London for $263.80; would start tomorrow if the Civil Aeronautics Board would give permission.

This fare, said Mr. Frye with a meaning look at rival Pan American Airways, is:

1) below prewar first-class steamer rates;

2) less than half the present commercial rate by Pan Am Clippers to Foynes, Eire or Lisbon. T.W.A., now flying the Atlantic...

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