Going Once, Going Twice . . .

Going Once, Going Twice . . .

< Braniff International Airlines, reincarnated almost as often as Shirley MacLaine, is dead again, becoming the fourth major U.S. airline to end operations in the past 18 months. The harried carrier, founded in 1928 and once one of the largest U.S. airlines, abruptly ceased service just before the holiday weekend, stranding thousands of passengers. It's the third time in 10 years that the airline, which claims it is a victim of the airfare price war, has folded its wings.

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