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July 19, 1987|NORMAN DASH

"Intercash," an in-flight currency exchange service on transpacific flights between Japan and the United States, will be offered later this summer by United Airlines. The service is already available to passengers traveling between the United States and either Hong Kong or the South Pacific.

British Airways is offering travelers flying to London first-class on the domestic carrier of their choice out of Los Angeles or San Francisco to New York, Washington, D.C., or Miami the opportunity to then fly on the Concorde to London one way for the same fare as their domestic first-class flight. The offer is good until Aug. 31. For more information and schedules, call British Airways at (800) Airways.

A European tour of 10 countries through color slides will be offered 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and July 30 and Aug. 6 at the Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd. Sponsored by the city of Rancho Palos Verdes, Department of Leisure Services, the cost for all three evenings is $16. Call the park at (213) 541-8114 or the lecturer, Julius T. Jacyna, at (213) 333-9353.

A Mozart festival in San Luis Obispo and the mid-state fair in Paso Robles will be the highlight of a three-day trip sponsored by Community Services, Los Angeles Pierce College, Woodland Hills. The trip leaves at 4 p.m. on Aug. 7 and returns at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9. Cost is $210, plus a registration fee of $15. For additional information, call the college at (818) 719-6425.

Guidebooks to Tahiti are available at the Tahiti Tourist Board, 12233 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles 90064. Books are "Tahiti and French Polynesia: A Travel Survival Kit" by Robert Kay, ($7.95), and "How to Get Lost and Found in Tahiti" by John McDermott, ($9.95). For additional information, call (213) 207-1919.

Air Inter, France's domestic carrier, is offering a pass that is good between 28 cities on 85% of scheduled flights. The pass is good for seven days, which don't have to be consecutive, and will remain in effect for a month from the first flight. Cost is $210. The pass can be bought from UTA Holidays in conjunction with transatlantic air transportation on UTA French Airlines. Phone (800) 2-France.

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