Council Urges CAB to act on Pan Am’s Application for Fill-up Rights

by Council on Wage and Price Stability on November 15, 1976
by Council on Wage and Price Stability


The Council on Wage and Price Stability today urged the Civil Aeronautics Board to give quick consideration to Pan American World Airways’ application for fill-up rights on domestic segments of international flights.

At present, because of a CAB policy established in 1938, the airline may not serve domestic travelers on interstate segments of international flights. For example, on a flight from San Francisco to London, with an intermediate stop in New York, the airline is prohibited from carrying New York-bound passengers. As a result, Pan Am averages less than 20 percent load factor on such domestic segments–an obvious waste of resources, according to the Council.

On October 21, 1976, Pan Am petitioned the Board to change its authority so that it may “fill up” such flights with domestic passengers. While reserving judgment on whether Pan Am’s application should ultimately be granted, the Council urged the CAB to give the matter prompt attention.


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