Position:Airlines fares, services and management

AAA announced on May 18 2004 plans to make its routing and mapping technology available to all Internet users through a new Web site www.aaamaps.com. The new set has many of the same capabilities as the association's Internet TripTik, and includes such information as Diamond Ratings for hotels and restaurants. While Internet TripTik is only available to members, the new technology is available to all; Internet TripTik is a more comprehensive planning tool.

AirTran Airways launched on May 20 2004 a sale for flights to all 45 destinations with fares starting as low as $49 each way. Travelers may purchase these sale fares at airtran.com, through travel agents or via AirTran Airways' reservations system at 1-800-AIR-TRAN. For Spanish, call 1-877-581-9842. These special fares are available for purchase May 20 through June 3, 2004, are good for travel through November 9, 2004, and are not valid for travel on Fridays and Sundays. Like all AirTran Airways fares, prices included in this sale are one-way tickets and do not require a roundtrip purchase or a Saturday night stay.

According to the American Weekend Getaway Poll, conducted by Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 93 percent of respondents said they are likely to take driving weekend getaways in the next year. In addition, 20 percent responded that they are likely to consider renting a vehicle for such trips. Among other facts revealed, the study showed that one in six people (approximately 17 million Americans) have rented a vehicle for a weekend getaway in the past 12 months and that nearly seven in 10 motorists prefer weekend getaways to extended vacations because they are more economical.

American Airlines will inaugurate new, daily nonstop service between Miami and Manchester, United Kingdom, on Nov. 1, 2004. Manchester will become the fourth European destination served by American from the Miami hub. The first eastbound flight departs Miami on Nov. 1, and the first westbound flight departs Manchester on Nov. 2 2004. This seasonal service will operate through April 30, 2005. The route will be served with a Boeing 767 aircraft with capacity for 29 Business-Class and 178 Coach-Class passengers.

American Airlines Vacations has the Caribbean on sale this fall. Save up to 35 percent on a Caribbean vacation during the Fantastic Fall Sale available at more than 70 participating hotels and resorts on more than 25 Caribbean islands. Simply book your vacation by June 11, 2004, and travel from Aug. 16 through Dec. 14, 2004, to take advantage of these great savings. In addition, earn 2,000 AAdvantage Bonus Miles when you book with American Airlines Vacations. For more information and reservations on a Caribbean vacation that is as individual as you are, contact your travel agent, call American Airlines Vacations at 800-321- 2121 or visit AAVacations.com.

Don't get caught snoozing during ATA's "Easy Days Sale" for travel to/from the city that never sleeps. Now, it's easier to find affordable airfare to/from New York-LaGuardia with ATA's great prices. Wake up to these fares available now until midnight (E.D.T) on May 27, 2004. Tickets are good for travel between June 5, 2004 and September 30, 2004, except between New York-LaGuardia and San Juan where travel must be completed by August 12, 2004.

A special British Airways package to London created just for dads. Starting at $678, the British Airways package includes roundtrip airfare from New York, three nights at the Royal National Hotel...

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