Fliers Can Eat for a Fin in Two Big Airports: Philadelphia and New York/LaGuardia now have $5 menu-item programs
at some of their food-service outlets. About 50 restaurants are
offering specials under the banner of Wow! $5 Chow! The grub ranges
from a chicken sandwich and a large beverage at Chick-Fil-A in
Philadelphia to dessert and coffee at Todd English's Figs in LaGuardia.
HOTEL HOT SHEET
Absolutely, Positively the End of Adam's Mark Hotels: The slow disintegration of the once-formidable Adam's Mark chain is almost complete. The two remaining properties — in Buffalo and Indianapolis — are now on track for brand changes. In Buffalo, the 464-room Adam's Mark was sold in February for the second time in as many years. Now it is getting an incentive package from Buffalo-area authorities and the new owners say some of the cash will be used to upgrade the hotel to the physical standards of the Crowne Plaza chain. In Indianapolis, the 407-room Adam's Mark was sold in April, also for the second time in as many years. The previous owners never completed an upgrade program for the 35-year-old hotel, but the new owners say the property will be improved and rebranded in the next few months.
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American AAdvantage has introduced one-way awards priced at half the number of miles required to claim a round-trip ticket. The one-way awards can be mixed and matched based on class of service and availability of seats in award-level categories. At the same time, however, AAdvantage has ended the practice of free stopovers on most of its round-trip awards.
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