Free Ride

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Tired of jet lag? One possible solution is the homeopathic remedy No-Jet-Lag, a chewable tablet you take when your plane takes off, once every two hours in flight, and when the plane lands. Available at airports, hotels and pharmacies.

Doubletree plans to open 100 new Club Hotels by the year 2000. Already open in cities such as San Antonio and Jacksonville, Florida, Club Hotels let guests indulge in pastries from Au Bon Pain, leave documents with the Kinko's staff, and enjoy other amenities without ever leaving the hotel.

Frequent fliers may have noticed T.G.I. Friday's restaurants popping up in airports such as Atlanta Hartsfield, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Pittsburgh. Friday's fans will be happy to know that the company plans to expand its reach in the airport niche by opening restaurants in Washington National and JFK International airports.

Looking for information about airport services worldwide? Check out Air Travel Card's Business Travel Airport Directory, available for $2.50. To order, call (800) 222-4688 or (202) 626-4225.

Delta Air Lines has added National Car Rental/Interrent to the car rental partners featured in its SkyMiles program. Members receive 500 SkyMiles when they rent a National car in conjunction with a Delta flight.

Octel's FaxMail enables busy travelers to receive faxes as messages in their voice-mail boxes from any fax-sending device. From the voice-mail box, fax messages can be reviewed, printed and forwarded 24 hours a day. For information, call (800) 899-6429.

United Airlines and Mexicana Airlines have signed an agreement to offer travelers service between Mexico and the United States. Subject to government approvals, the agreement should go into effect in May.

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This article was originally published in the March 1997 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Free Ride.

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