A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 22, 1947

According to some figures I have received, half of the men who subscribe to TIME have flown at least 5,000 miles apiece via passenger airline; 30% make from one to 50 trips a year by air; their total passenger miles logged to date is better than three billion. That, as one of our statisticians has been moved to compute, is a little over 6,000 round trips to the moon.

In turn, you may be interested in TIME Inc.'s own use of the airplane in covering the news, in conducting other aspects of our business, and in distributing our magazines. Figures for the...

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