America West Offers Another Way to Earn Miles

America West Airlines , the
nation’s second largest low-cost airline, announces a new promotion
between the Bill Me Later program and its award-winning frequent flyer
program, FlightFund. Bill Me Later allows customers the option to defer
payment for 90 days, which means customers can buy their tickets for
travel now, take the trip and not worry about paying for it until June
2005. Members of FlightFund who select the Bill Me Later payment option
while booking travel at http://www.americawest.com/ will receive one mile
per every dollar spent. In addition, members will earn 1,000
elite-qualifying miles for their first purchase between Feb. 3, 2005 and
May 2, 2005. “FlightFund members can earn valuable miles toward award travel while
enjoying the convenience of the Bill Me Later payment option,” said Travis
Christ, vice president, marketing. “We’re pleased to be the first airline
to offer the opportunity for deferred payments and for our loyal
FlightFund members to earn bonus miles simply by using this cutting-edge
program.”

FlightFund miles may be redeemed for award travel to more than 300
destinations on five continents. FlightFund offers one of the most
generous frequent flyer programs in the industry, with domestic award
travel beginning at 15,000 miles year-round. FlightFund has more than 50
partners to help members earn miles for award travel including rental car
companies, hotels and restaurants.

When customers choose the Bill Me Later payment option, there are no
account numbers to enter. By only providing top-of-mind information such
as date of birth and the last four digits of the customer’s social
security number, creditworthy customers get credit for their ticket within
seconds. Customers are then billed about two weeks later for their
purchase. Certain credit restrictions apply to Bill Me Later. Some
customers may prefer to pay their bill in full when it arrives in the
mail. For more information or to book a ticket, customers must go to
http://www.americawest.com/?c=12270816BML.

Bill Me Later, developed by I4 Commerce, is a credit-based payment
solution designed to meet the needs of today’s multi-channel retailers.
Bill Me Later’s unique combination of convenience, security and
flexibility at the point of sale improves the overall buying experience
online and via the telephone. Retailers offering Bill Me Later experience
higher sales, lower transaction costs and a streamlined integration.

I4 Commerce has strategic alliances for merchant distribution with the
largest payment companies in the industry, including First Data
Corporation and Paymentech. Through these alliances, Bill Me Later can be
offered by over 70 percent of merchants leveraging the same-scaled
infrastructure that manages credit card transactions. For more
information, visit http://www.i4commerce.com/
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