Tribute to Alfred Kahn 1917-2010

by Susan E. Dudley, Director

January 03, 2011

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For an upcoming 3-day weekend, my 17-year old son and I won’t think twice about hopping on a flight to visit family in Massachusetts. When I was my son’s age, such an excursion would have been an unthinkable luxury; air travel was reserved for businessmen or the wealthy. Alfred Kahn, the person arguably most responsible for the $100 round trip fare that will make our weekend jaunt possible, died last week at the age of 93.

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