News in Brief

UA Receives Support For Federal Aid; Jammin’ Sale; Dream Team; Strike Vote Set

UA Receives Support For Federal Aid

More than 140 members of Congress showed their support for United Airlines’ application for a $1.8 billion federal loan guarantee, Travel Management Daily reported.

The airline said 104 House members and nearly 40 senators signed letters supporting the application, which the Air Transportation Stabilization Board is considering.

Jammin’ Sale

Air Jamaica is holding a fare sale on travel from Los Angeles to the Caribbean.

Tickets must be booked by Aug. 16 for travel from Sept. 3 through Dec. 12. Sample fares from Los Angeles include Montego Bay/Kingston, $364 midweek, $382 weekend; Bonaire/Curaçao, $437/$467; Barbados, $541/ $574; and Grenada, $677/ $717.

Dream Team

Weissman Travel Reports, a sister publication of TravelAge West, and SeaDream Yacht Club, operator of the SeaDream I and II, entered an agreement under which Weissmann will provide SeaDream passengers with itinerary-specific information on ports of call in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

The reports are loaded into computers at SeaDream’s reservations, business development, and charter and incentive departments, and are available in whole or in part to guests requesting port information.

Strike Vote Set

Union representatives of workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Sheraton’s four hotels in Waikiki have scheduled a strike vote for Aug. 13. The move establishes a deadline for progress in contract talks between union and hotel management representatives that have been underway since April.