Oar<l<-n Ciiv Telcpnim Wednesday. November 2.'}. 1977 I'tipr 5 By LOUISE COOK Associated Press Writer Late flights, overbooking • and lost baggage can ruin a trip whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, so it , pays to know something about the rules of the air and what rights you have. The Civil Aeronautics Board requires airlines to maintain a 75 percent on-time record. But on-time, doesn't necessarily It Pays to Know Rules of the Air, Your Rights mean what you think it does. Under existing rules, an airline is in compliance with the CAB standards if, in a three- month period, at least 75 percent of the carrier's flights from one specific place to another arrive within 15 minutes of the normal elapsed time spent in the air. The elapsed lime refers only to actual flying time. 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When il comes lo meeling federal requirements, however, the flying lime is all lhal counts. An airline's obligalions to its passengers in cases where Southern Horse Winner KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cora's Time, an eleganl Sad- dlebred mare, pul on a brilliant performace against fierce competition over the weekend to win the $7,500 Amerian Royal five-gailed championship stake. The mare's performance Saturday night also took The Kansas City Star challenge trophy. In evenly matched competition, the 9-year-old bay beat out three other horses in a second workout after eliminating five others in the first tour of the ring. A crowd of 12,000 persons was on hand for the stakes. Cora's Time is owned by Vicki Scata, Atlanta, and was shown by Redd Crablree, Simpsonville, Ky. Second in the stake was Belle Elegant, the favorite afler winning both the Ken- lucky State Fair and Illinois Slate Fair five-gailed championships. The horse, owned by North Ridge Farm and shown by Ed Teater, . Wayzata, Minn., was second and reserve champion in the Royal Stake. Exciting Evening, owned by Mr. and MrsV; Ben Newman, '. .St..-Catharines, Ontario, and shown by Merrill Murray, Lexington, Ky., was third. flights are delayed or canceled are spelled out in individual carriers' tariff rules and may vary from company to company. As a general rule, however, the Civil Aeronautics Board says lhal if you are delayed four hours or more you can expecl: —A three-minute long distance telephone call or 15- word telegram to any part of the continental United Slales. —Meals . during normal meal hours. —Hotel accommodations if the delay occurs during normal sleeping hours and you are stranded at an airport in a city other lhan the one you slarled from. —Transportation to the hotel if applicable. If, as the resull of overbooking, you are denied a seal on a flighl for which you hold a confirmed reservation, you are entitled to something called denied boarding compensation if the airline cannot get you lo your destination wilhin Iwo hours of have problems because your If your baggage is delayed, you for expenses you faced when you were scheduled to baggage didn't make it. the airline must reimburse because of the delay, arrive (four hours for in- The carrier's liability for ternalional flighls). losl baggage is $750 per The airline also should help Passenger This does not you find a way to reach your automatically mean you will destination-even if you will "^'v? $750; the amount be late. The amounl of com- depends on Ihe airline s pensalion currenlly ranges assessment of your loss. from $25 to $200, although the CAB is considering changing the regulations. The money must be paid within 24 hours of SERVICE MASTER CARPET CLEANING the time you were bumped. 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