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It Works Both Ways

April 12, 1987

All good wishes to Delta Airlines on its purchase of Western Airlines. In reading a quote attributed to an assistant chief pilot of Delta, however, ("Delta & Western: The Marriage Is Sure to Fly, but Spats Are Likely to Develop Over Personnel Rules and Pay Scales," March 29) one feels that Delta could use some consciousness-raising.

Explaining why married couples are not allowed on the same flight crew, Capt. Lynn Hudgins said it was to avoid trouble.

Supposing, he said, that a woman flight attendant is "pinched on the bottom" by a passenger; if the pilot is her husband, "he might come back and punch him one."

Supposing that a male flight attendant was winked at by a passenger, if the pilot is his wife. . . .

MICHELE MILLER REGAL

Idyllwild

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