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Q:

Yes, I want to know about your Braniff activities.

Lasker:

Well, Braniff has really had the most extraordinary year. They have, because of changes in the legislation, affecting airlines, they have undertaken an enormous number of new routes. They are flying almost twice as much as they did before. Almost twice as many, about 60 percent more miles, and they have routes that they can now fly to the Far East, and as far as Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris and London. We always used to be an airline that was concentrated in the United States and South America. Now, we're not completely around the world, but we're getting to it.

Q:

And you're linked up with the French and British Concorde too.

Lasker:

Yes. We're using the Concorde We have, I don't know if you can call it a charter or the right to use the Concorde, to fly it from Washington to Dallas, and the passengers from Dallas don't need to change planes to get to London or to Paris, flying through Washington.

Q:

Can you fly it outside the United States, say to Acapulco? Places like that?

Lasker:

No, we don't fly any place other than from Dallas to Europe at the present time. I'm not sure that it will be flown to the Middle East, but at the present moment it won't, and believe it or not, the next meeting of the Braniff Board is



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