Transport: Secret Flight

In order to make air-minded but temporarily air-sated readers even mildly interested in the twelfth transatlantic flight in the past month (Lufthansa's four-motored Focke-Wulf "Condor" Brandenburg, from Berlin to New York City and return), newspapers were obliged to run banner headlines about SECRECY. Even this ruse failed to excite thorough readers. Day before, they had seen an Associated Press dispatch announcing the exact hour of departure, predicting the time of arrival within three hours.

If AP's prognostication was much closer to the mark than its customer-newspapers' fabrication, nevertheless, the Lufthansa's remarkably precise...

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