AVIATION: The Coast Moves Inland

Chicago likes nothing better than to take a slap at New York. This week, with the help of American Overseas Airlines, Inc., it slapped hard. A Douglas Skymaster (the "Chicago") took off on the first direct Chicago-to-London flight, thus bypassing New York. Up to now New York's LaGuardia Field has been the origin of virtually all commercial transatlantic flights.

Under the new service, planes will leave Chicago every Monday morning, make the trip in 27 hours via Gander, Newfoundland, and Shannon Airport, at Rineanna, Eire. Fare: $605 one way, $1,095 round trip.

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