TRAVEL: Easier Than ABC

To the benefit and bewilderment of air travelers, airlines and travel agents have devised a jumble of cut-rate charter plans that drastically reduce the cost of flying. Last week the Civil Aeronautics Board approved still another plan, called ABC, or "advance booking charter." Unlike current plans, ABC eases restrictions and makes cheap charter air travel more flexible and available to almost everyone.

Scheduled to go into effect Oct. 7, ABC would require passengers to make reservations 45 days in advance for flights to some European countries and 30 days in advance to most other destinations, v. up to...

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