Did you ever wonder how much it cost to fly from here to there? Or whether you could get there from here at all? I've always been curious about such things as how much does it cost to fly from Trinidad to Santa Lucia. Well it costs $33, but it is much more practical to know that the fare from South Bend to Chicago is $3.80 (and don't forget that little line, plus federal tax).
Sky Writing now has on hand a marvelous book that gives all the airline schedules and rates in the world. Today I'm going to list a few places you can fly, from here to there and how much it costs. If you are one of those people that sit around railroad stations reading time-tables, go find a railroad station and read this one:
From SOUTH BEND to:
From INDIANAPOLIS to:
From FORT WAYNE to:
From CHICAGO to:
This is a representative list of thousands of towns that may be reached today by modern airliner.
More glamorous, also much more expensive, are the international air-ways figures. For example:
From Chicago to:
From New York to:
West bound you can really spend money. Suppose you take off
From San Francisco to
Round the World
Air Freight and Express
Air Express is another matter and rates are somewhat different. For some reason unknown to me, a lowly dollar will fly one pound from a one hour, 200 mile trip all the way to a 15 hour, 3,000-mile distance. Three pounds of express will go 200 miles for $1.02, but will also go 3,000 miles for only $2.21; heavy express, 25 pounds cost $1.54 for the first 200 miles, only $18.42 for 3,000 miles.
If you are looking for a bargain, I find in the book that you can ship one pound from Cairo, Egypt, to Addis Ababba for only 74 cents. Those Ethiopians are all right.
Back Home in Indiana
At Smith field, Russell Huff from Milford is learning to fly. Freddy Strauss and Jack Doswell giving him instruction. A number of the boys at Smith field are taking advantage of a unique arrangement with Jim Snodgrass to get inexpensive flying. Jim owns an Ercoupe. A few of the pilots among them Tay Hess, Jay Shue, Dick Bennett, Paul Forney, Claude Harmon, and Elmore Ausherman have been flying the Ercoupe on sort of a cost-plus basis under an agreement with Jim. In effect, they have a club which makes possible flying time they can afford.
Oh, I almost forgot, how many tickets to Honolulu do you want?
Warsaw Daily Times Wed. Nov. 5, 1947