America West Announces Three New FlightFund Partners; Members Earn Miles for Internet Service, Tax P

4th Mar 2002

America West Airlines
(NYSE: AWA) announces three exciting new opportunities for FlightFund members
to earn frequent flyer miles with several nationally known companies.
FlightFund now has agreements with EarthLink, H&R Block and

“Our partnerships with these companies allow our customers to earn miles
for things they normally do, like signing up for Internet access, having their
taxes prepared and taking out auto loans,” said Scott Kirby, executive vice
president, sales and marketing.  “That`s what makes FlightFund so great—our
customers get the added value of earning miles towards free award travel for
all kinds of personal and business activities.”

New FlightFund partner EarthLink ( ) is offering
customers 5,000 miles for signing up for Internet service.  As one of the
nation`s largest Internet service providers, EarthLink provides a full range
of innovative access, hosting and e-commerce solutions to thousands of
communities over a nationwide network of dial-up points of presence, as well
as high-speed access and wireless technologies.
FlightFund members receive between 500 and 2,000 miles for their initial
tax return preparation with H&R Block.  New H&R Block clients whose tax
returns are prepared at a participating regular H&R Block location will
receive 1,000 miles.  First-time clients whose tax returns are prepared at an
H&R Block Premium office will receive 2,000 miles.  First-time taxpayers
choosing to prepare their tax return with H&R Block`s Online Tax Program at will receive 500 miles.
America West FlightFund members can go to to find the nearest
H&R Block location.  In 2001, H&R Block served 19.2 million taxpayers—more
than any other company—through its more than 10,000 offices located
primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Five thousand America West miles are being awarded to FlightFund members
receiving a loan from, the nation`s largest online vehicle
lender.  PeopleFirst, a Capital One company, provides an easy, efficient and
economical loan process via the Internet, with rates that are typically one to
two percent lower than national bank averages.  PeopleFirst is the pioneer of
the Blank Check(R), an innovative finance option which gives loan recipients a
no-obligation Blank Check(R) good up to their approved amount.  The Blank
Check(R) can be used just like a personal check at virtually any dealership to
purchase a new or used car or motorcycle.  The company also provides financing
for person-to-person transactions, lease buyouts and the refinancing of
existing loans.

To find out more about these programs customers can go to , the frequent flyer section of , or
contact the FlightFund Service Center at 1-800-247-5691.


FlightFund offers one of the most generous frequent flyer programs in the
industry with domestic award travel beginning at 20,000 miles year-round and a
3,000-mile online bonus for each roundtrip ticket purchased at
and flown by May 31, 2002.  FlightFund has more than 50 partners to help
members earn miles in a variety of ways including through car rentals, hotel
stays and dining at participating restaurants.  Members can use their frequent
flyer miles for travel to more than 300 destinations on five continents.

America West Airlines, the nation`s eighth-largest carrier, serves
88 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  Along with its codeshare
partners, America West serves more than 170 destinations worldwide.
America West ranks number one in on-time performance among all major carriers
as recorded in the latest Air Travel Consumer Report published by the
U.S. Department of Transportation.  America West Airlines is a wholly owned
subsidiary of America West Holdings Corporation, an aviation and travel
services company with 2001 sales of $2.1 billion.



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