Operator Offers 20% on Weekend Minn. Charters September 09, 1997 Share 1 -- ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Columbus Tours, an inbound tour operator here, offered a discount weekend charter flight from New York (Kennedy) to Minneapolis/St. Paul, with an optional hotel package, for the weekend of Oct. 3. Agents will earn 20% commissions on bookings. For air-only bookings by Sept. 15, the coach roundtrip rate is $139 and the first-class rate is $299. For bookings by Sept. 25, air-only rates are $159 coach and $319 first class, rising after that to $179 and $339, coach and first class, respectively. Air/hotel package rates range from $229 to $299 per person, double, for coach class, and from $389 to $459 first class. For additional information and to book, agents can call Columbus Tours at (612) 644-8144; fax (612) 603-8757.