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Civil Aeronautics Board / Qantas / Flight Discounts / Texas Competition #459245

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 09, 1971
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(Studio) Civil Aeronautics Board refuses to permit Qantas Airlines to fly jumbo jets from Australia to US; ruling considered retaliation for Australia's restrictions on United States flights.
REPORTER: Frank Mcgee

(London, England) Air travel discount house specializes in 1/2 price plane tickets; prices possible by booking passengers on charter flights for clubs they don't belong to, booking passengers on package tours. [Jonathan SMITH - tells charter flight rules different in some cntrys.; airlines giving kickbacks on full plane fares.] Regular airlines hurt by discount practices.
REPORTER: David Weber

(Studio) Texas cities' airline business fought over.
REPORTER: Frank Mcgee

(Dallas, Texas) Southwest Airlines joins competition against Braniff Airways, Incorporated and Texas International for passenger business between Dallas and Houston, Texas. Southwest Airlines dresses stewardesses in hot pants; charges only $20 one way; sells drinks for only $1; simplifies ticket purchasing. Braniff Airways and Texas International forced to cut fares to match Southwest. [Southwest Airlines president M. Lamar MUSE - admits loves outdoing big airline like Braniff.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Mcgee, Frank;
Weber, David

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