More Competition Means Cheaper Fares

U.S. AIRLINE POLICY

TO U.S. travelers, the airplane is fast becoming almost as familiar as the family car. In 1955 scheduled domestic airlines will gross an estimated $1.1 billion, flying 35 million passengers 20 billion miles, 20% more than last year's alltime record. A few years hence, airmen predict, the fast-growing airlines will push out railroads as the No. 1 public means of mass travel. As a result, U.S. civil air policy, as laid down by the Civil Aeronautics Board, is undergoing a radical change. Once CAB nursed along the fledgling industry by...

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