- American Airlines has begun flying two daily nonstop flights from Long Beach, California, to Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
- Loews Hotels has announced a "2 Million Mile Millennium Sweepstakes" for both new and existing members of its Loews First frequent guest program. Each time a Loews First member stays at a Loews Hotel through the end of this month and pays a qualifying rate, he or she will automatically be entered into the contest. Eight Grand Prizes of 250,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles will be awarded.
- Southwest Airlines frequent fliers can now earn miles and qualify for special corporate discounts when they rent a Dollar Rent A Car (at participating locations only). Southwest frequent fliers who rent a Dollar car in the United States will also qualify for special corporate discounts through the program.
American Airlines, (800) 433-7300, http://www.aa.com
Dollar Rent A Car Systems Inc., (800) 800-4000, http://www.dollar.com
Loews Hotels, (800) 23-LOEWS, http://www.loewshotels.com
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