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147 Adams, Al, 65, 85 Adams, Alvin, 24 Adelson, Sheldon, 100, 109–10, 111, 112 Ader, Jason, 100 Airborne Electronics, 56 Airbus A3XX jumbo jet, 1 Airbus A-319, 82, 102, 103 Airbus A-320, 82, 102 Airbus A-330, 117 Airbus A-340, 89 Air Commerce Act, 1926: Civil Aeronautics Act compared to, 30; impact of, 15; intent of, 10, 11; signing of, 12 air crashes: preventive measures, 12, 29; between world wars, 6, 24 airfares: analysis of, 107; categories, 76, 78–79, 82; discounts and special rates, 64, 95, 104, 105; governmental controls, 62, 80; increase in, 83 airline deregulation: competition in wake of, 84; gambling industry and, 80, 81–82; impact of, 79, 95, 101, 124; overview of, 78; pros and cons of, 79–80 Airline Deregulation Act, 1978, 78, 85, 101 airline-government relations: general support , 3, 24–25; government-business relationship, 32; government funding, 12, 83, 102, 123; legislation and regulation of airlines, 29, 30, 62, 77, 123–24; overseeing of airlines, 11; profits and, 80 airline industry: economic impact of, 51, 91–92, 95–96, 101; gambling industry, contribution to, 117–18, 124; post-9/11, 96–97, 98, 100; post–World War II, 59, 76; railroad industry compared to, 23; recession, 2008 impact on, 114–15; tourism industry, connection to, 93, 105–6, 124; in twenty-first century, 101–6 airline passengers: Depression era, 37; discontent among, 96; first female passenger, 13; postderegulation, 78–79; profile of, 76; volume, 80, 98, 107–8; in World War II, 35; between world wars, 10–11, 12–13. See also subentries passengers flown by or passenger volume under airline; subentry passengers flown in under aircraft; subentry passenger volume under airport airlines: airfares, control over, 62; airports, relations with, 85, 96, 99; casino-resort relations with, 84, 95, 96, 103, 110, 113, 123; fleets of, 103–4; in Great Depression, 22, 26, 29; insurance rates for, 98; international and U.S. compared, 105; international travel, involvement in, 115–16, 119; mergers of, 23–24, 25–26, 68, 103, 119, 124; passenger flight increase sought by, 78; post–World War II, 35, 51, 54–55; security of, 97; tourism role of, 5; in World War II, 32, 34. See also international airlines Air Mail Act, 1934, 24, 25–26, 29, 30 airmail industry: in deregulation era, 91; stakes involved with, 15–16; in twenty-first century, 105; between world wars, 4–10, 12, 14, 22–23, 24, 25–26, 29 air passenger travel. See air travel airplanes: airworthiness certification, 12; innovations in, 31–32, 39–40; inspection of, 12; leasing, 62, 96; materials used in, 32; military in World War II, 34; passenger, World War II halt to, 34; pressurized, 26, 39–40 Air Policy Commission, 69 Index ▶  148 ◀ Index offered by, 76; fleet of, 57; flights to Las Vegas, 84–85; in Great Depression, 22; post-9/11, 98, 102, 103 American Society of Travel Agents, 39 America West Airlines: airline deregulation and, 80; bankruptcy faced by, 98; connecting flights on, 91; fares, economical offered by, 78, 79; overview of, 82; post-9/11, 98, 101; success of, 105 Anderson Field, 8, 14–15 Anka, Paul, 74 Armstrong, Ellis, 15 Army Air Corps: aircraft of, 9; airmail carried by, 4, 5, 7, 23, 24; flight safety improvements made by, 6; Las Vegas impacted by, 32; training facilities established by, 31, 40, 42; in World War II, 35 Arnett, L. L., 28, 36 atomic city, Las Vegas as, 54 Automated Transit System tram, 90 automobile travel: air travel compared to, 21–22, 91; post-9/11, 99; between world wars, 20–21 aviation facilities, 14–15, 70 aviation gasoline, 64 aviation industry: emergence of, 12; Europe versus United States, 10–11; national defense role of, 3; railroad industry, comparison to, 76; regulations, 3, 12, 29–30 (see also airline deregulation; airlinegovernment relations: legislation and regulation of airlines) Aviation Security Improvement Act, 1990, 97 aviation technology: Europe versus United States, 11; impact of, 2, 123–24; post– World War II, 56–57; in twenty-first century, 108; between world wars, 11, 26–28, 32 B-17 bomber, 34, 35 B-29 bomber, 34 Bailey, Josiah, 42 Bally’s hotel, 94 Basic Magnesium Incorporated, 35 Bayley, Warren “Doc,” 47, 48, 49–50 Bechtel Airport Contractors, 88 Bellagio mega-resort, 95, 98, 111, 112 Bennett, Tony, 74 Airport Development Aid Program, 73, 86 airport improvement and expansion: federal aid for, 42, 69, 70–71; historical need for, 57–58; jet age...


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  • Las Vegas (Nev.) -- History.
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Economic conditions.
  • Tourism -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- History.
  • Airlines -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- History.
  • Aeronautics, Commercial -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- History.
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