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Air Fare Costs in 1930

Springfield, Missouri Press, January 3, 1930, Page 5.

LOWER FARES ON AIRPLANES --Reductions effective here January 1, McCluer announces.

A reduction of passenger rates on airplanes operating out of Springfield has been announced by Carl McCluer, manager of the Springfield Municipal airport. The cut in prices was effective January 1 and makes air travel more economical than either bus or train transportation. 

 Boeing Model 200 MonomailThe reduction has been made in the hope of interesting more Springfield persons in air travel. Only 10 percent of the passengers on planes leaving from Springfield are Springfieldians, Mr. McCluer said. The new rate not only saves money for the passenger but time.

An airpane leaves for the south-west at 10:35 a.m. The eastbound airplane leaves at 2:25 p.m. Rates for points reached on the Safeway Air route including taxi fare both to and from the airport are Abilene, $26.75; Chanute, $15.00; Coffeyville, $12.50; Dallas, $27.00; Fort Worth, $25.50; Kansas City, $21.00; Oklahoma City, $15.00; St. Louis, $10.50; Swetwater [sic], $20.00; Tulsa, $9.00; Wichita Falls, $20.50.

The Springfield Municipal Airport is now known as the Downtown airport.

Boeing 200 Monomail and Northrop Alpha Images are from Wikipedia.


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