If you’ve ever wondered how we ended up here, with sub-standard airline service, angry passengers and disgruntled employees, here’s something to consider. It’s a receipt for a Trans World Airlines flight from Paris to New York — in 1953.
“I dug this out after reading Bob Herbst’s piece yesterday,” says reader and former airline employee Jerry Castellano. “This says it all. No wonder airlines are in the dumpster.”
Castellano’s mother paid $295 for the flight. A deal, right? Yes, until you do the math.
“Paris to New York in 1953: “This says it all””