Over Southern California, United 202 requested direct to Winslow, Arizona from Southern California. Instead, Center gave him this:
"United 202, I've cleared direct St. Louis."
"Direct St. Louis. Thanks."
United 18 (foreseeing good fortune):
"Center, United 18. Request direct — uh — er — anywhere."
"United 18, expect further clearance in 40 miles to direct Ah Anywhere."
Harry W. Lerch
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