AVIATION: Globe-Girdlers

The Pan American clipper America, which had flown off 13 days and 3 hours earlier from LaGuardia Field into the east, returned from the west last week. It had flown around the world, inaugurating the first round-the-world air service. Pan Am will operate two regular flights a week—one west from San Francisco, one east from New York. Domestic airlines will complete the transcontinental gap in the circle. Globe-girdling fare: $1,700.

Among the 22 passengers on the initial flight, publicity-wise Pan Am had included 15 bigwig publishers and editors. They had taken tea with Prime Minister Clement Attlee, dined with China's...

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