AVIATION: The Shrinking Globe

Lumbering Pan American Airways clippers make the New York-to-Lisbon run in 24 flying hours with stops at Bermuda and the Azores. This week one of Pan Am's sleek new Constellations made the New York to Lisbon flight nonstop on a survey hop. Time: 9 hours, 58 minutes. Speed: 344 miles an hour.

Next month, Pan Am will start flying DC-45 regularly to Lisbon by way of Ireland. Time: 19 hours, 15 minutes; one way fare: $295. Later Pan Am will switch to Constellations, and when it can get land-plane rights in the Azores flights will be routed that way, flying-time and...

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