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In This Week's Issue:
United Air Lines News & Bonuses
Airport Map Of The Week DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Tip Of The Week by Chris McGinnis:THIS MONTH: CONSIDER ALTERNATE AIRPORTS
Live Web Cam's Of The Week HAWAII: BANZAI PIPELINE, OHAU / MAUI / SUGARBUSH, VT SKI CAM
Web Site Of The Week TRANSLATIONS DICTIONARIES IN 20 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Lifeminders.com BEWARE THE DOWNSIDE OF E-TICKETS
Positivespace.com EXPLORING PARISIAN PLEASURES
Smarterliving.com TAKING THE KIDS: SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PLACES
Travel Holiday SECRET FEES OVERSEAS
Webflyer.comHOW A PROGRAM MEASURES UP
Yahoo.comHOLIDAY TRAVEL PLANS: WHAT ABOUT THE POOCH?
Abcnews.com WORLD WAR 1 SITES IN NORTHERN FRANCE
Msnbc.com HOW TO GIVE THE GIFT OF TRAVEL
Travelchannel.com GATEWAY TO THE HIMALAYAS
Business Traveler HOTELIERS ADD PHONE FEES FOR NET USE
Boston Globe SKI NEW ENGLAND
 Chicago tribune TAKE OUR 10TH ANNUAL QUIZ AND EXPLORE THE WORLD
Denver Post WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE CARIBBEAN ISLAND?
Honolulu Advertiser HAWAII'S SURF REPORT
International Herald Tribune REMEMBERING THE GOLDEN RULE: NO FRILLS
Los Angeles Times SO FAR, 'MILLENNIUM FEVER' GETS THE COLD SHOULDER
London Times THE MAIN ATTRACTION OF THE MILLENNIUM DOME
National Geographic THERE'S STILL A STRETCH OF "UNDISCOVERED" SHORE IN CALIFORNIA
New York Times WHAT'S DOING IN ASPEN
Seattle Times HISTORIC OREGON HIGHWAY OFFERS A SENSE OF DISCOVERY
The Wall Street Journal INSURANCE CAN HELP SMOOTH BUSINESS TRIP DISASTERS
USAToday 10 GREAT PLACES TO GIVE THANKS
Bestfares.com KEY DATES FOR TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY EVENTS IN MANHATTAN
This Week's Internet Specials EVERY AIRLINE, HOTEL, AND CAR RENTAL WEEKEND SPECIALS
Travel Joke A BLONDE AND A LAWYER ARE SEATED NEXT TO EACH OTHER ON A FLIGHT......
Johnny Jetsetter's Tips I WENT TO WWW.PRICELINE.COM AND BID $250 FOR A.....

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UNITED AIRLINES NEWS & BONUSES
Customers may purchase up to 15,000 Give Miles per recipient for $.025 per mile (plus an excise tax and processing fee) by visiting the web site, www.ualmiles.com. These miles must be purchased online by credit card and are added to miles in an existing Mileage Plus account -- purchasers need not know the recipient's account number. Customers should allow 2-4 weeks for the mileage to be credited to the recipient's account. This offer is valid for US residents only through June 30, 2000.  http://www.ual.com/airline/default.asp?section=Press_Releases.asp&SubCategory=Our_Company&destination_URL=/airline/Our_Company/Press_Releases.asp

United Replaces Crystal Shakers With Plastic In First Class

United and Hilton have worked together to offer you a fantastic bonus. From now until 5/31/00, fly United and earn both United Mileage Plus miles and Hilton HHonors points. One point for each air mile. You must be a member of both plans to participate. To register for this promotion, call 800-930-3098. No hotel stays required, only available to US residents.

13 United MileagePlus Bonus Offers
http://www.bestfares.com/travel_center/desks/public/199910/10031296L.asp

· Double Miles on Shuttle  Call 800-447-6772 Code:11 (Through 12/9/99)
· Double Miles Dulles to LGA Call 800-447-6772 Code:12 (Through March 2000)

AIRPORT MAP OF THE WEEK      Denver International Airport
http://www.ual.com/traveler/default.asp?section=airportmap.asp&SubCategory=Upon_Arrival&destination_URL=/traveler/Airport_Guide/airportmap.asp

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Aloha!  I have been traveling to all the major Hawaiian Islands this week.  My best advice for hotels are:  In Kauai you definitely want to stay at the Princeville Resort*****.  What an unbelievable view of the ocean and mountains (my top 5 of all time).  If you don't have the $350 a night, stay at the outrigger on the beach (under a $100)  and have dinner at the Princeville.  In Maui:  I like staying in Wailea, it's a lot more subdued out here.  Stay at the Outrigger Wailea, around $150, or if you have $$$, stay at the Four seasons, or Grand Wailea if you brought the kids.  In Kona stay at the Hilton Waikoloa Village (it's like a mini Disneyland), and you can swim with the dolphins.  On Oahu, you want to stay at either The Sheraton Moana Surfrider or The Hilton Hawaiian Village (that is if you want to be in Waikiki).
Also, make sure you go on a guided tour with Mitch (from Guides of Oahu).   He really knows his stuff and he will take you on a 3 hour (or more) easy hike through the woods.  You will see all kinds of fruit trees (Star Fruit, Guava,....), learn how to survive in the woods, and even swim under a waterfall.  He can be reached at Guideshi@yahoo.com.  Make sure you tell him Johnny Jet sent you.  All he asks for is a donation, give him $20, it's well worth it.  Frommer's On-line Travel  did a story on Mitch's Hawaii Rainforest Foundation last week.  Check it out:  http://www.frommers.com/newsletters/11-03-99/article1.html

***Please take the time to send me the email addresses of your friends who travel, and any tips or comments you might have.

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TIP OF THE WEEK   by Chris McGinnis:  THIS MONTH: CONSIDER ALTERNATE AIRPORTS
One way to get around high airfares and tight restrictions is by flying to nearby airports. Most major business travel destinations have a smaller secondary airport that usually handles low-fare and/or regional flights. Many times a major carrier will match fares and lower restrictions to both the primary and secondary airports. The key is that you must ASK your travel agent to check for fares to these secondary airports. Some Examples:
Los Angeles: The LA Basin boasts four airports in addition to Los Angeles International (LAX). These include Long Beach, Orange County, Ontario, and Burbank.
Chicago: O'Hare is the major airport. But many large carriers will match the low fares that the smaller carriers offer to nearby Midway Airport. With the recent introduction of an "el" (Metro) stop, many travelers prefer Midway to the sprawling and crowded O'Hare. Low fare seekers may also consider flying to nearby Milwaukee-- about an hour north of Chicago.
Washington D.C.: Washington National is the city's close-in convenient airport, but also the most expensive. Suburban Dulles International and nearby Baltimore/Washington International offer much better deals.
San Francisco: Considering traffic, it is sometimes faster to drive across the bay bridge from Oakland's airport than to drive up the peninsula from San Francisco International. Those willing to drive a bit further may find a lower fare at San Jose or Sacramento airports.
Other primary/secondary airport examples: Miami and Ft. Lauderdale; Denver and Colorado Springs; Houston Intercontinental and Houston Hobby; Dallas/Ft. Worth International and Dallas Love Field. And to some degree, fares in and out of Newark are usually cheaper than New York's La Guardia or Kennedy airports.

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LIVE WEB CAMS OF THE WEEK
Banzai Pipeline, Oahu  http://planet-hawaii.com/ph/cams/cam5.html   Spreckelsville, Maui   http://planet-hawaii.com/ph/cams/cam4.html

Sugarbush, VT Ski Cam  http://www.rsn.com/cams/sugbush/
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WEBSITE OF THE WEEK  http://www.dictionaries.travlang.com/
Translations Dictionaries in 20 different languages. Travlang is committed to providing a variety of useful tools for the traveler and those interested in learning a foreign language. We also provide the user with links to some of the best places on the net already providing some related services.

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LIFEMINDERS.COM
BEWARE THE DOWNSIDE OF E-TICKETShttp://www.lfmn.com/r/sr.asp?u=400001305&v=1990&amp;s=20&amp;url=1&amp;p=12&amp;c=4442

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POSITIVESPACE.COM
Travel Agents Struggle To Survive http://biz.yahoo.com/apf/991116/troubled_t_1.html

Exploring Parisian pleasureshttp://travel.boston.com/world/europe/france/paris/globe_books.shtml

Germany, Italy get Y2K 'red light' travel warningshttp://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9911/08/redlight.y2k.idg/index.html

Greece - Public Announcement http://travel.state.gov/greece_announce.html

Beware of scams when surfing the Internet for travel bargains http://www.canoe.com/TravelNews/nov8_scams.html

Asian airlines reschedule Y2K flightshttp://www.msnbc.com/news/333729.asp#BODY

Single Travelers Are Being Heardhttp://www.nytimes.com/library/travel/practical/pt991107.html
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SMARTERLIVING.COM

THE REAL DEAL WITH RENTAL CARS http://www.SmarterLiving.com/columns/real/19991104.html

SEVERAL EXOTIC DESTINATIONS AT THEIR LOWEST PRICE LEVELS EVER http://www.SmarterLiving.com/columns/frommersbudget/19991103.html

SENIORS: WHAT IS A 'SENIOR TOUR? http://www.SmarterLiving.com/columns/edsenior/19991105.html

TAKING THE KIDS: SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PLACEShttp://www.SmarterLiving.com/columns/kids/19991031.html

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TRAVEL HOLIDAY
Secret Fees Overseas  http://www.travelholiday.com/globetrotter/index_hotticket.html

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WEBFLYER.COM
HOW A PROGRAM MEASURES UP:  Aeromexico Club Premier  http://www.pathfinder.com/travel/iflyer/insilook.htm

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YAHOO.COM
The Mexican government says if you drive your U-S registered car into Mexico, have your credit card ready. Mexico says that starting December first, it will require a deposit, in cash or plastic, of up to 800-dollars on every U-S registered car driven more than 15 miles into Mexico.

Holiday Travel Plans: What About the Pooch?http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/991110/mn_target__1.html

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ABCNEWS.COM
World War I Sites in Northern Francehttp://abcnews.go.com/sections/travel/Europhiles/steves.html

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MSNBC.COM
How to give the gift of travel:  How about the gift of travel in the form of an airline ticket or frequent-flier mileage award certificate?
http://www.msnbc.com/news/334233.asp?cp1=1

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TRAVELCHANNEL.COM
Gateway to the Himalayas http://travel.discovery.com/travelpages/takeoff/gallerypages/gallerypages1108.html

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BUSINESS TRAVELER
Hoteliers Add Phone Fees For Net Use http://www.btnonline.com

Four hours in Glasgow  http://www.btonline.com/cgi-bin/frontend.cgi?showlink~usbtonline~reports~100101~~
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BOSTON GLOBE
South Beach  http://travel.boston.com/unitedstates/fl/miami/globe_miami_3.shtml

Ski New England http://travel.boston.com/newengland/ski/

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CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Take our 10th annual quiz and explore the world  http://yacgi.chicagotribune.com/travel/special/geo/geo99js.htm

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DENVERPOST
What's your favorite Caribbean island?http://www.denverpost.com/travel/carib1114.htm

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HONOLULU ADVERTISER
Surf report  http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/surf.html

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INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE
Remembering the Golden Rule: No Frillshttp://www.iht.com/IHT/RC/99/index.html

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LONDON TIMES
The main attractions of the Millennium Domehttp://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/Times/frontpage.html?999

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LOS ANGELES TIMES
New Flights Between Long Beach, Las Vegashttp://www.latimes.com/travel/newstips/19991113/t000103570.html

So Far, 'Millennium Fever' Gets the Cold Shoulderhttp://www.latimes.com/travel/insider/19991113/t000103569.html

Vegas With a French Twist http://www.latimes.com/travel/escapes/19991113/t000103576.html

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Thereís still a stretch of ďundiscoveredĒ shore in California. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler/archive/1999-11-2-0.html

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NEW YORK TIMES
What's Doing in Aspen http://www.nytimes.com/library/travel/namerica/wd991114.html

Winter in the Snow: Fresh Tracks Out West http://www.nytimes.com/library/travel/namerica/991114utah.html

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SEATTLE TIMES
Historic Oregon highway offers a sense of discovery http://www.seattletimes.com/news/travel/

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Insurance Can Help Smooth Business Trip Disasters http://travel.wsj.com/n/SB942253798592679936-main.html

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USA TODAY
Saving money on business travel http://www.usatoday.com/small/news/rhonda2.htm

10 great places to give thanks http://www.usatoday.com/life/travel/lt398.htm

Treasures of the Caribbean http://www.usatoday.com/life/travel/lt400.htm

Business Travel Today By David Field
Member: United is expected to announce Tuesday that it will join Priceline.com's online ticket bidding service.

Wired: Shuttle by United terminals and gates will have free Internet access at Get2Net kiosks by early next year.

E-tickets: All United and United Express cities will be able to issue electronic tickets Wednesday, as Brazilian cities join.

Cheap seats: Southwest Airlines' fare sale offers round-trip tickets for $198 or less anywhere it flies, for travel Nov. 30 through March 31; peak holiday dates excluded. Lower fares apply if booked at www.southwest.com. Sale ends Dec. 2 for Internet fares; others fares, Dec. 15.

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BESTFARES.COM
Thanksgiving Special: United Breaks The Thanksgiving Fare Fast With Thanksgiving E-Specials http://www.bestfares.com/travel_center/desks/public/199911/10041436L.asp

Key Dates For Traditional Holiday Events In Manhattan  http://www.bestfares.com/travel_center/desks/public/199911/10040200L.asp

Weekly Update On Las Vegas & LA$ VEGA$ Area Hotel Specials  http://www.bestfares.com/travel_center/desks/public/199911/10040213L.asp

This Week's Major Airline Internet Discountshttp://www.bestfares.com/newsdesk/internet_charts/air_internet1117.htm

This Week's U.S. & Canada Hotel Internet Discounts: http://www.bestfares.com/newsdesk/internet_charts/hotel_internet.htm

This Week's Car Rental Internet Discounts http://www.bestfares.com/newsdesk/internet_charts/car_internet.htm

This Week's International Hotel Internet Discounts http://www.bestfares.com/newsdesk/internet_charts/ihotel_internet.htm
 

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TRAVEL JOKE OF THE WEEK
A blonde and a lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from LA to NY. The lawyer asks if she would like to play a fun game? The blonde, tired, just wants to take a nap, politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.  The lawyer persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun. He explains, "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5.00, and vise versa."  Again, she declines and tries to get some sleep.  The lawyer, now agitated, says, "Okay, if you don't know the answer you pay me $5.00, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $500.00."  This catches the blonde's attention and figuring there will be no end to this torment unless she plays, agrees to the game.  The lawyer asks the first question.  "What's the distance from the earth to the moon?"  The blonde doesn't say a word, reaches into her purse, pulls out a $5.00  bill and hands it to the lawyer.  Okay says the lawyer, your turn.   She asks the lawyer, "What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?"  The lawyer, puzzled, takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references, no answer.  He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the net and the library of congress, no answer. Frustrated, he send e-mails to all his friends and co-workers, to no avail.  After an hour, he wakes the blonde and hands her $500.00. The blonde says, "Thank you," and turns back to get some more sleep. The lawyer, who is more than a little miffed, wakes the blonde and asks, "Well, what's the answer?" Without a word, the blonde reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer $5.00 and goes back to sleep.  And you thought blondes were dumb.
 

JOHNNYJETSETTER'S TIPS
Hey Johnny Jet!
This past week I was trying to book a flight for Christmas  and New Years back to Ohio from L.A. to see my family.  I had reserved a ticket through America West last Thursday for $350 round trip from LAX to Columbus, Ohio.  When I went to purchase it on Sunday, the price had jumped to $420 -- some unrestricted fares were as much as $1400!
So, I went to www.priceline.com and bid $250 for a similar round trip ticket.  For those who have not used Priceline.com, they will allow you to bid YOUR price for a restricted fare ticket on major airlines. You have to give them your credit card number, dates of travel and be somewhat flexible on connections and arrival/departure times.  They will then email you back within an hour to let you know if an airline accepted your price. If so, your card is billed and you have the ticket.  While there is no flexibility to change once you have committed or frequent flier miles, if you are looking for a cheap option, it's worth it!  If they don't accept your price, it is then canceled and you can attempt another bid.
In conclusion of my experience, United Airlines accepted my bid for a total price of $278 round trip including tax.  The departure/arrival times are only a few hours different from my original plans and $140 cheaper.  Perhaps with the busy time period, I will be able to get bumped and score an extra ticket at O'Hare in Chicago!  Check them out at www.priceline.com. Happy Holidays!
-Jack Fleming- Los Angeles, California

Jack,
Thanks for the tip. Priceline can be a great option (if you don't care which airline you fly, or what time of day you depart),. I would use it for a last minute option (but I like to make sure I am getting my UA miles). I included a map of O'Hare in last week's airport maps (just in case you don't know ORD well). Happy Travels & Holidays!  Johnny Jet

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