The "beat goes on" in Mayor Sonny Bono's bid to promote Palm Springs, Calif., - only the former singer and television comic won't go by first-class air travel paid by city funds.

Bono withdrew his request Tuesday for the City Council to pay first-class air fares for him and his wife, saying he will use his own money to travel "in a manner most convenient for myself and my family."

Bono was to leave for Deauville, France, on Thursday to inspect the organization of that city's film festival. He would like Palm Springs to be host of a similar affair.

Unlike his previous trips when he and his family flew first-class, however, Bono will fly business class.