- The Washington Times - Friday, May 12, 2006


To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its AAdvantage frequent-flier program, American Airlines is offering milesAAvers award flights for 25 percent fewer miles. A round-trip economy ticket within the United States is available for 18,750 miles instead of the regular 25,000. Discounts are good for travel within the continental U.S. and the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii and Canada. Go to www.aa.com.


Travel to Reykjavik, Iceland, on IcelandAir in summer for $623 round trip. Flights are good for travel from Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Book by May 31. Travel is valid June 1 through Aug. 31. Go to www.icelandair.com or www.expedia.com.


The historic Congress Hall hotel in Cape May, N.J., has a midweek special for patrons looking for a few days at the beach in May or June. Its “snooze and choose” package includes accommodations for two, daily breakfast, and the choice for each guest of a two-day bicycle rental, a $50 voucher to the Ebbitt Room restaurant, a round of golf or a spa treatment. The package is available midweek in both months. Package prices are $540 for an ocean-view room or $440 for a town view. Go to www.congresshall.com.


At Park Hyatt Hotels, pampering comes in the form of a free breakfast for two, a $150 spa or dining credit, and luxury accommodations for one night with the hotels’ new Pamper at the Park package. The package is available at 25 worldwide locations — including Washington, which reopens in June after a multimillion-dollar renovation. The offer is valid through Dec. 31. When booking, include the offer code: PAMPER. Go to www.park.hyatt.com.


Beginning July 1, South African Airways will operate daily service from Washington Dulles International Airport to Johannesburg, South Africa. Since July, the airline has operated four flights a week, but the service is being increased because of increased demand and its recent membership in the Star Alliance network. The flight also will switch from a Boeing 747-400 to an Airbus A340-600, and the refueling stop will change from Accra, Ghana, to Dekar, Senegal. With this new service, SAA will end its daily service from Atlanta but retain its flights from New York. For more information, go to www.flysaa.com or call 800/722-9675.


Fly British Airways to London anytime this year and see three of London’s royal landmarks for free. The royal deal includes a free London Royal Pass — valid for entry into the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Hampton Court — for each round-trip ticket purchased. The voucher deal is available from any of British Airway’s U.S. gateways and must be booked by Thursday in conjunction with travel. Patrons also can save an additional $20 by purchasing online. Go to www.britishairways.com.


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