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Eastern Air Lines brings the future into the present with the opening of their Electronic Computer Center
in Charlotte. Used to handle seat reservations, the $6 million UNIVAC system is capable of processing
30,000 transactions an hour. Reservations agents in 42 cities receive instantaneous replies to their reserva
tions inquiries by communicating directly with the computing system through use of desk-top agent sets.
“Pick a flight and fly with us again," Julian Morton seems to be saying
to International Tobacco Queen Emma Gaddy, perched on the INT
ticket counter. Miss Gaddy arrived in Winston-Salem via Piedmont to
attend a convention of N. C. tobacco wholesalers.
Ticket Agents Mary Harris (right) and Margie Gorman (left) of Richmond find it easy
to smile in their new CTO. The formal opening of Richmond's Consolidated Airline
Center was held the latter part of last year. Among the airline officials present to hear
the dedication speech by Mayor Woodward were General Sales Manager W. G. Mc
Gee, RIC Station Manager R. F. Rose, and City Sales Manager E. A. Martinez.
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