AVIATION: Round-the-World Express

The last big chunk of the world's unchartered airways—the trans-Pacific routes to the Orient—was finally portioned out last week by the Civil Aeronautics Board. Promptly approved by President Truman, the board's decision will permit air travelers for the first time to go around the world on one ticket.

On the beam of its antimonopolistic course in the North Atlantic, CAB turned down Pan American World Airways' bid to keep the whole Pacific to itself, followed the detailed advice of its examiners (TIME, Sept. 10) to split it up with Northwest Airlines, Inc. Biggest pieces:...