Making Headlines

Road Notes

  • American Airlines is teaming up with several banks to offer members of its AAdvantage Program one frequent flier mile for every dollar of mortgage interest paid.
  • Value Rent-a-Car now rents cars for 99 cents to $2.69 per hour. Optional coverages such as loss damage waiver, additional driver or extra equipment are available at an hourly fraction of their daily rate. Value has 41 locations, mostly in the Sunbelt. Call (800) GO-VALUE.
  • Getting cash on a business trip just got easier: Visa and Plus System ATM locations worldwide are listed on the Internet at http://www.visa.com.visa. For a hard copy of the latest directory, call (800) 491-1145. For a phone menu of Cirrus locations, call (800) 424-7787.
  • British Airways' first-class sections now offer a radically new concept-individual, semiprivate "cabins" for each passenger that convert into flat beds for sleeping.
  • Hilton has teamed with American Express to offer a co-branded credit card tied to the popular Hilton HHonors program. The Hilton card offers two HHonors points for every dollar charged, or three HHonors points for every dollar charged at a Hilton Hotel.
  • With most hotels enjoying renewed profits, you're likely to encounter renovations during your stay. When making reservations, ask if renovations are going on and specify a room away from the noise.

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This article was originally published in the January 1996 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Making Headlines.

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