"Railroading Across the Top of the World: The Andes of South America" will be the subject of John Kirchner at a meeting of the Los Angeles Geographical Society at 8 p.m. on Friday in Franklin Hall 101, Los Angeles City College, 855 N. Vermont Ave. Admission free. For more information, call (213) 669-4228.
"How to Travel Independently and Successfully" will be the subject of a seminar sponsored by the Maps to Anywhere Travel Bookstore at 2 p.m. on May 15 at the store, 1514 N. Hillhurst Ave., Hollywood. Admission $5. For reservations, call (213) 660-2101.
Lufthansa has increased its flights between California and Central Europe. Daily Los Angeles-Frankfurt nonstops will be augmented with flights on Wednesdays and Fridays. Flights will be nonstop on DC-10s to Europe and one-stop from Europe to Los Angeles. For fares and more information, contact travel agents or call (800) 645-3880.
"In Search of Old Hawaii," a two-day UCLA Extension seminar featuring lectures on ceremonies, dances and legends, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 4 and from 7 to 10 p.m. on June 5 in Room 147, Dodd Hall, UCLA. Credit fee for both days is $85, non-credit fee $55 and student fee $27.50. Saturday only is $40; Sunday only, $20. For more information, call (213) 825-0641.
Qantas Airways has established new fares between Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia. Economy-class round-trip fares are $995, April through September; $1,195, October through November, and $1,395, December through March. For more information, call (800) 227-4500.