AVIATION: So Much for the Sandwich

From London last week came a solemn ruling: a sandwich is what Pan American World Airways thinks it is, and not what most other transatlantic carriers would like it to be. The decision was on Pan American's complaints that its competitors evaded an International Air Transport Association ruling against full meals on transatlantic economy flights by serving sandwiches that were actually sumptuous meals (TIME, April 21).

Sandwiches may be open or closed, ruled Sir William P. Hildred, I.A.T.A. director general, but they must be "cold . . . simple . . . unadorned . . . inexpensive," and consist of...

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