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TRAVEL LOG

The Smithsonian: The final frontier

Beam us up _ to Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is staging a Star Trek retrospective. The museum curator says: "Star Trek is an important cultural artifact of the '60s. In the guise of science fiction, the series dealt with substantive concerns such as Vietnam, the Cold War and civil rights." The display runs from Star Date Feb. 28 through Sept. 7 .

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. More down-to-Earth is the Monterery, Calif., Bay Aquarium's new major exhibit, "Planet of the Jellies." The featured creature: 17 species of jellyfishes, from around the world. The largest ever such exhibit covers 6,000 square feet and runs March 8 through August 1993.

FLYING CHEAP

These are representative of the cheapest round-trip air fares as of Feb. 11, 1992, between Tampa International Airport and other cities. Fares change daily and are subject to availability. Many of these fares come with limitations, such as advance ticket purchase, time, day and length of stay. The fares do not include fuel surcharge added by some airports. You may be able to find connecting flights (involving a change of planes) at the same or lower fare.

CITY FARE/AIRLINE

ATLANTA $ 198/Delta

CHICAGO 278/United+

American Airlines+

DALLAS 258/Continental+

DENVER 338/Continental+

DETROIT 278/Northwest

LOS ANGELES 398/Delta

MEXICO CITY 389++/

MIAMI 97/USAir, American

NEW YORK 258/Continental, Delta, U.S. Air+,

TWA, United+

ST. LOUIS 258/TWA

SEATTLE 398/USAir++, Cont.++, TWA++,

NW++, AA++

United++

TORONTO 209/Air Canada

Delta

+ _ One or two stops, but no change of plane.

++ _ Connection (no direct service available).

Source: OAG Electronic Edition Travel Service.

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