AIRLINES: Charters for Everybody

Lest anyone doubt that it is determined to bring worldwide travel within the reach of most Americans, the Civil Aeronautics Board last week relaxed its rules for low-cost charter flights. The CAB waived the requirement that people who want to fly charters must belong to a club, a union or some other "affinity group." All that a traveler now has to do is sign up for a trip with a travel agent at least three months before departure and plunk down a 25% deposit. Agents must recruit a minimum of 40 people for each trip; all members of the...

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