Houston-based Transtar Airlines has introduced a top fare of $79 on all coach-class seats systemwide. There are no restrictions. This includes the one-way fare between Los Angeles and Miami. Other fares are $59 between Houston and Los Angeles and $29 between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Mexicana Airlines is offering a "buy one ticket, get the second at half price" sale through Oct. 31 between Los Angeles and Los Cabos, Mazatlan or Puerto Vallarta.
UTA French Airlines service from Tahiti to San Francisco and on to Paris will begin on Tuesday instead of late October as previously scheduled. UTA's service from Los Angeles to Papeete is three times weekly, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Travel writers Richard and Donna Carroll will teach a class in travel writing at USC for five Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Wednesday. The fee is $125. Myron Roberts, editor of Travel Newsletter, will teach a travel writing class for eight Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Thursday at USC's Orange County Center in Irvine. The fee is $185. For information call (213) 743-8255.
B&B seminars: Saddleback College and the Assn. of American Historic Homes Bed & Breakfast will hold a seminar, "How to Start and Operate a Bed and Breakfast Inn," on Saturday. The cost is $55. For registration and information call (714) 582-4500.
"Bed & Breakfast Heuristics" will be the topic of a seminar presented by B&B Consultants on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dulzura's Brookside Farm Inn, San Diego. Fee is $80 per person or $150 for partners, including breakfast and lunch. For information call (619) 436-6850.
A one-day seminar on "Starting a Bed and Breakfast" will held at Golden West College, phone (714) 895-8738, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The class will be repeated on Sunday, Oct. 5 at Pasadena City College, phone (818) 578-7261, and on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Moorpark College, phone (805) 529-2321. Beverly Mathews will head the classes.
A 2 1/2-day workshop on buying/operating a B&B will be held in Napa, Calif., and Park City, Utah, this fall. Pat Hardy and Jo Ann Bell, innkeepers and authors, will be the instructors. The cost, including three meals, workbook and inn tour, will be $375 per person and $500 per couple. For information call (805) 965-0707 or write to Hardy and Bell at 1333 Bath St., Santa Barbara, Calif. 93101.
A film on fall foliage tours will be held by My Travel Agent on Tuesday at the Granada Hills Women's Club, 10666 White Oak Ave., Granada Hills, at 7:30 p.m. Call (818) 368-7283 for information.
The Anaheim Armchair Adventurers Travel Club will present "Australia and New Zealand," a slide-narration program by Phil and Olga Bass, at the Euclid Branch Library, Anaheim, at 7 p.m. Friday. For reservations call (714) 551-5465.