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Flyers Have Rights, This Book Lists Them

Sun., Jan. 22, 1995

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s revised 58-page edition of “Fly Rights” has new chapters on frequent-flier programs, travel scams, passengers with disabilities, and health and comfort issues.

Also included is new info on bankruptcy protection, how to get on-time performance data on a flight when you make a reservation, restrictions on free-flight vouchers for overbooking and a list of government consumer travel publications. For a copy of “Fly Rights,” send a check or money order for $1.75 payable to the Superintendent of Documents to the Consumer Information Center, Dept. 133-B, Pueblo, CO 81009.

In writing

Bermuda has expanded its Temperature Guarantee program for January to March. If the weather chills below 68 degrees, you get a minimum of 10 percent off room rates at 29 hotels, free admission to major attractions and a one-day free pass on the island’s boats and buses; Call (800) BERMUDA.

Lands of myth

A 21-day art and mythology tour of the Greek Islands, Sicily and southern Italy leaves April 22 from Los Angeles.

Participants will visit Athens and the Acropolis and take a four-day cruise of the Aegean Sea with stops at museums and historical sites on Crete, Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes, and Ephesus in Turkey. In Sicily, members see the ancient ruins at Syracuse, Agrigento, Sellinunte and Segesta; the Roman and Byzantine mosaics at Piazza Armerina and Palermo, and three archeological museums.

Cost: about $6,950 per person, double occupancy, including roundtrip air fare from Los Angeles. Contact: Bryan World Tours, 98 Battery St. Suite 302, San Francisco, CA 94111; phone (415) 986-0967.

Holiday discounts

Holiday Inn Express in Canada and the United States is offering rooms at a discounted rate of $39-$59 through February, plus kids under 19 stay free. Call (800) HOLIDAY.

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