Timetable Publication Dates
Class 1A -
||No Date - @1926 or 1927
|"Travel by air is now a tried
and proven means of transportation. In Europe today, the countries are
honeycombed wth air lines. Airplane travel forms an integral part of the
world's transportation system.
"P.R.T. Air Service, Inc., operates daily
service between the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Hoover Flying Field - Washington
and Norfolk, Virginia. The distance from Philadelphia to Washington by
air is 125 miles, and the flying times in one and one-half hours each
way. The trip from Philadelphia to Norfolk can be made in 3 1/2 hours.
"The fare for this service is
exceptionally low, in order that this latest form of transportation can be
introduced to the public. That the service is popular is evidenced by
the 1,500 passengers carried between Philadelphia and Washington in the first
two months of operation.
"An added feature of this service is the
use of luxurious Air Service buses, which ply between the Waiting Room and the
Flying Field. There is no extra charge for this service. Each
plane carries eight passengers, and each passenger is permitted thirty pounds
of baggage free. 25c a pound is charged for excess baggage.