Did you know that the standard 10 percent savings off in-dividual unrestricted business fares for meeting groups was wiped out--and then some--by fare hikes last year? Just look at the numbers: The average cost of unrestricted business airline tickets during 1997 rose 17 percent over the same period a year earlier, according to American Express. From February 1996 through November 1997, business fares jumped by 39 percent. The good news: The value of the five percent meeting reduction off ...

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