A sort of logbook, by one of the aviation pioneer passengers, a newspaper woman, who took a trip through Central and South America by Pan-American. Her route went from Florida to Mexico, down the West Coast, crossing the Andes towards the East and on up to the West Indies and home. She writes of the countries serviced by Pan-American, the way it operates under varying conditions and regulations, the personnel, the plans for expansion. The outlook for aviation of commercial and government lines; types of passengers, freight, airports, food, schedules, pilots, details of handling the lines and the ships, -- pioneering in commercial aviation. Includes also Transatlantic and Alaskan trips. A coherent picture of stream-lined travel, with comprehensive background of achievements to date, and a running commentary on the part of the U.S. in South America's future. A special in the field of travel books.