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Class Conflict

Road Notes

  • Priority Club and Crowne Plaza Preferred frequent guest programs have been merged into a new program called Priority Club Worldwide. The revamped rewards program is available to guests of Bass Hotels and Resorts and offers new Priority Club Gold and Platinum programs and priority check-in service. Call (800) 272-9273.
  • The Hotel Vintage Park in Seattle has installed in-room Internet access with connection speeds up to 50 times faster than traditional data ports and dial-up modems. The service is available at no additional cost to hotel guests. Call (800) 624-4433.
  • US Airways rolled out a simplified fare structure when its new regional MetroJet service debuted last month with flights between Baltimore and the following cities: Cleveland; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Providence, Rhode Island. A last-minute ticket between Baltimore and Manchester now costs $65 each way, and there are no service charges for changes to nonrefundable fares. The new fare structure is scheduled to be extended this month to include flights from Baltimore to Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida. For information, call (888) METRO-JET.

Contact Sources

Hotel Vintage Park in Seattle, 1100 Fifth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

Novotel New York Hotel, 226 W. 52nd St., New York, NY 10019-5804, (212) 315-0100

Pegasus Inc., (214) 528-5656, http://www.travelweb.com

Personal Growth Productions Inc., (888) MARS-VENUS

US Airways, http://www.usairways.com

VTS Travel Enterprises Inc., http://www.vtstravel.com

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Christopher Elliott is an Orlando, Fla., writer and independent producer who specializes in technology, travel and mobile computing. His work has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and online. You can find out more about him on his website or sign up for his free weekly newsletter.

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This article was originally published in the July 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Class Conflict.

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