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Tuesday, August 8, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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CONFIDENCE GAME
Air charters debunked

By Editor's Digest
NEW YORK, - This past
April, the Civil Aeronautics
Board cracked down on the
charter operations of two for-
eign air carriers, by preventing
them from scheduling passen-
ger charter flights without CA-
B approval at least 25 days be-
fore departure. In addition, the
CAB proposed new charter
flight regulations.
What these actions mean are
more protection for the vaca-
tioner from shady fly-by-night
charter organizers. Not all
charter flights are illegal The
majority operated by U.S. and
foreign - flag scheduled and
non-scheduled airlines are legi-
timate.
The problem occurs when an
affinity charter flight arranged
by a club or other organization
violates CAB rules. These state
that an organization must be
one formed for purposes other
than travel. To travel on the
charter, passengers must have
been members of the organiza-
tion for at least six months be-
fore flight time.
An eligible member may take
only his immediate family
(wife, children, parents re-
siding in his household) with
him on the charter flight. And
the cost of the flight must be
divided proportionately among
the final list of charter passen-
gers.
When a charter flight does
not abide by CAB regulations.
you're risking your vacation by
taking one. You could be
stranded in a foreign coun-
try. You may have paid for a
non-existing flight. Or, if the
CAB or airline is made aware
of the illegality of the charter
- your flight may be grounded
by the carrier even as you are
ready to board the plane.
These are some of the signs
of an illegal charter: Enroll-
ment of members in a "phan-
tom" organization. Skirting the
six month requirement by
backdating membership is an-
other sign. Failure to identify
the airline can be an indica-
tion of an illegal charter as
well as solicitation of the char-
ter flight made, by mail or ad-
vertising, to people who are
not members of the organiza-
tion.
Besides the Civil Aeronautics
Board's actions, the American
Society of Travel Agents is de-
termined to stop illegal charter
organizers. Last June, ASTA
action, supported by the CAB,
led to a Federal Court injune-

tion stopping 23 illegal charter
flights to Europe.
ASTA, for several years, has
urged the CAB to invoke its au-
thority to require pre-clearance
of charter flights. The CAB is
now requiring this of carriers
who are being investigated for
illegal charter operations. Fur-
thermore, proposed amend-
ments to CAB charter regula-
tions are now pending.
Many of these new amend-
ments are aimed at mak-
ing sure the travelers is not
stranded aboard. For example,
one amendment states that the
CAB receive confirmation from
the carrier that the return air-
fare to the U.S. has been re-
ceived by the carrier perform-
ing thetreturn flight. It is pro-
posed that such confirmation
be received at least 15 days be-
fore the departing flight of a
planeload charter and 45 days
in advance for a split charter.
In addition, it is proposed that
any round-trip charter have in
hand the total flight costs, in-
cluding the return portion be-
fore departure. A third amend-
0s 0

ment suggests that the identity
of all enplaning charter partic-
ipants be verified.
What can you do as well to
protect yourself from illegal
charters? The American Socie-
ty of Travel Agents suggests
that if you have doubts, don't
hand 'over anymoney untildyou
investigate. Call the airline in-
volved to confirm the authen-
ticity of the charter flight. Or
contact the Civil Aeronautics
Board, in Washington, D.C. if
you have questions about char-
ter regulations.
A safe way to take advantage
of any group travel arrange-
ment and be assured of their
legality is through a reputable
travel agent. An authorized
agent may save you from the
headache and the heartache of
having your vacation disrupted
or ruined before it even gets
off the ground.
The place to meet
INTERESTING people.
BACH CLUB
PRESENTS
Peter Dewitt, harpsichord
Patricia Dewitt, recorder
Lecture-Demonstration
Works of Bach, Handel
Thurs., Aug. 10, 8 P.M.
So. Quad, West Lounge
Refreshments served afterwards.
No musical knowledge needed.
Absolutely EVERYONE invited.
Further info:
663-4875, 769-1605

K. M. FOJTIK
for
County Commissioner
graduate student
orily McGovern delegate
will be only full-time commissioner
VOTE TODAY-DISTRICT 14

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DOUBLE FEATURE ENDS TONIGHT
2 films for the price of one
Albert Finney in "GUMSHOE"--6:15, 9:35
Cliff Robertson in "J.W. COOP" 7:40 only

JAMES DEAN & JULIE HARRIS in ELIA KAZAN'S
EA S"OT OF EDu EN
with JO VAN FLEET (Academy Award: Best Supporting Actress), BURL IVES, and
RAYMOND MASSEY. Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on the n o v e I by John
Steinbeck. A "Cain and Abel" story used as a statement obout the rebellion of
youth in general.
"A complex and fascinating experience."--TIME Magazine
"In James Dean, today's youth discovers itself. Less for the reasons usually advanced: violence, sad-
ism, hysteria, pessimism, cruelty, and filth, than for others infinitely more simple and commonplace:
modesty of feeling, continual fantasy life, moral purity without relation to everyday morality but all
the more rigorous, eterna adolescent love of tests and trials, intoxication, pride and regret at feeling
outside' society, refusal and desire to become integrated and finally, acceptance--or refusal-of the
world as itis."---rancois Truffaut, ARTS
TONIGHT! - August 8th-ONLY! 7 & 9 p.m.
THURSDAY RETURN ENGAGEMENT of Mart Crowley's Off-Broadway Hit
AUG. 10th The Boys in the Band
7 & 9:30 p.m- Directed by William Freidkin (The French Connection)
ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING? A "gay" but bitchy birthday party
TUESDAY THEY'RE BACK AT IT AGAIN. Who Would Be Up to
AUG. 15th MONKEY BU NESS
7, 8:45
& 10:30 p.m. Except those zany MARX BROTHERS! Pius a sho t: AMBLIN'
ol showings in AUDITORIUM "A", ANGELL HALL -$1
tickets on sate for all of each evening's shows at 6 p.m. outside the auditorium

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