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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) More...

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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
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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