The Harvard Student Agencies travel service last week returned nearly $3000 to students who flew on its charter flights to California for spring vacation.
Catherine C. Blake '75, manager of the agency, said yesterday that the refunds. $5.00 to each round-trip passenger and $2.50 to those who went one way, were mailed out early last week.
HSA budgeted the flight to go with five empty seats on each of three planes. Blake said and made an unexpected profit when the planes were filled.
The agency is prohibited by law from keeping any surplus between the income it receives from its customers and the amount it pays the charter organization.
"HSA always makes refunds when there's a surplus, but it doesn't ask customers to make up its deficits, which is why the agency is at best a break-even organization," Blake said.