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On July 8, 1966, the International Assn. of Machinists (IMA) union went on strike against five airlines. Sixty percent of U.S. commercial air traffic was grounded for 43 days. (www.latimes.com) 更多...

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Wingtips56
Wingtips56 2
I was 10, visiting relatives in New Hampshire with my family. We were to fly home to SAC/Sacramento Municipal (then) Airport via TWA and SFO. TWA was on strike, and they couldn't rebook us on anything else for a week. That was on AA, BOS-JFK (727-123) and AA JFK-SFO (707-323), getting in after midnight. My folks didn't want to wait for the morning SFO-SAC flight on West Coast (WC), so they rented a car and drove. Needless to say, I was disappointed in that last bit.
krvabob
bob proud 1
Cue "The Great Airplane Strike" by Paul Revere & the Raiders. The work stoppage lasted long enough for this song to get recorded, released, and become a mid-charting hit.
mariescreations
Jerry Rader 1
Wish I didn't have to be a subscriber to the LA Times to see it. I was working for TWA as a mechanic at the time and never did recover the lost wages experienced as a result of that strike.
30west
30west 1
Interesting article, thanks for posting!
williambaker08
william baker 1
I wish it was longer thou.
Neil49
Neil49 1
That's it? Some Archives!
jbermo
jbermo 1
I recall a memorable flight when at 13, flying Delta / LAX-DFW-MCO during that time. Delta must not have been affected.
watkinssusan
mary susan watkins 1
oh for the good old days of flying! back in 1966 ,despite issues or problems, people were still civil,and customer service mattered!

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