January 01, 1998
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts January 1998 Current Issue
January 1998
Short Cuts:ETC.

The healthiest inflight eating strategy may be abstinence. Points out travel expert Diana Fairechild in a recent report: "The ambient interior altitude of the plane goes from sea level to 8,000 feet in a matter of minutes. This causes every part of our bodies to swell up. Then, when we land, every part of the body contracts." The result on a full stomach: gastrointestinal distress.

The five best city hotels in the United States, according to the 16th annual reader poll by Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, are the Four Seasons Chicago, St. Regis (New York City), Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles), Four Seasons New York and Ritz-Carlton San Francisco.

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