Transport: Biggest

By millions of miles of successful operation over the Caribbean, around South America and across the Pacific, Pan American Airways proved to itself that "the bigger the airplane is the more efficient it can be made." The P. A. A. began to eye the Atlantic and ran into the toughest competition in its history. Europe's crack lines, Deutsche Lufthansa, Air France and Imperial Airways—all richer than P. A. A. because their Governments directly subsidize them—had plans for the same ocean. But none had over-ocean passenger planes. Three years ago P. A. A. called for ships that would fly the route, pay...

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