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OCTOBER 23, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 16

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Getting Maximum Mileage from Air Miles
Air miles are boring. Trying to understand what you're entitled to from which airline in an era of alliances, partnerships and code-sharing is about as much fun as sitting down to do your taxes

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Dragonair is launching twice-weekly flights from Hong Kong to Kathmandu beginning Oct. 29

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Short-Haul Nepal
Dragonair is launching twice-weekly flights from Hong Kong to Kathmandu beginning Oct. 29. The flights, on Thursday and Sunday, will be serviced by an Airbus A320. To break in the new route, Dragonair Holidays is offering a four-day package starting at $640 a person, twinshare accommodation. A variety of options—including rafting down the Trishuli River, trekking trips near Pokhara and sunrise flights around Mount Everest—are available. Tel: (852) 3193-3338.

Borneo Bargain
The Renaissance Sandakan Resort in Sabah, Malaysia is announcing a special weekend package for $45 a night. The price includes breakfast, club facilities, an hour's use of the tennis court and late checkout. Best of all, the five-star property is located close to the Orang Utan Sanctuary, the turtle reserve at Selingan Turtle Island and Sukau, where you can spot Borneo's famous Proboscis monkeys in the jungle. Tel: (60-89) 213-299; fax: 271-271.

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