Transport: Imperial's Empire

This week Imperial Airways Ltd. announced that it would reduce the time of the London-India run from four days to two-and-one-half days, the London-Australia from eleven days to nine. This means that any Sunday or Thursday during the year a traveler may climb into an Empire flying boat at Southampton, swish a mile over its land locked harbor, take off for the outposts of British rule. If the traveler, raincoated against England's chilly mist, has his luggage marked "Australia," he will slip between the Alps in the afternoon, dine in Rome, sleep...

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