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Transport: Round Trip

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Last month the first set of tickets for a flight around the world on scheduled airlines was sold to one David Winship of Manila for $2,308. Last week United Air Lines announced interline agreements enabling it to sell flights around the world on one intricate yellow ticket in three sections each 17¼in. long at $2,255,66. A Boston surgeon named Dr. Reginald Dimock Margeson became the first person in the U. S. to buy one.

The trip will be possible after April 28, when Pan American Airways begins flying passengers between Manila and Hong Kong (TIME, April 5). It can be made in 19 days. But United’s round-the-world-trip allows 28, with sight-seeing along the way. Passengers will fly from Newark to San Francisco by United, to Hong Kong by Pan American, to Athens by Britain’s Imperial Airways, to Milan by Italy’s Ala Littoria and Avio Linee Italiane, to Frankfurt by Royal Dutch Air Lines (K.L.M.), to Lakehurst, N. J. on the Hindenburg, back to Newark by American Airlines.

¶ Pan American last week pushed its transatlantic plans farther by finally wangling permission to land in the Azores and Portugal. It has been seeking this for three years. Portugal granted Pan American a 25-year franchise, gave an identical permit to Imperial Airways. Air France and Deutsche Lufthansa have demanded but not yet received the same privileges.

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