America West Vacations Announces a Go When You Want to Go Sale for Las Vegas

Tired of seeing great deals on
vacation packages to Las Vegas, only to find out they`re for travel during the
workweek?  Well, America West Vacations (NYSE: AWA) is now offering a great
sale for travel any day of the week or weekend from now through Dec. 19, 2002.
Packages must be purchased by Sept. 7, 2002.  Customers can call
1-800-356-6611 or go to and choose one of America
West Vacation`s 31 hotel partners, select a departure date and then enjoy an
amazingly low air-inclusive package price.

“We`ve put our power as the leading tour operator in Las Vegas to work for
our customers and we`re giving them some great deals for travel when it`s most
convenient for them,” said Jack E. Richards, president and chief executive
officer.  “It`s always cheaper to travel during off-peak times, but we`re
offering great deals even during the peak weekend travel periods.”

The same rates are also available through professional travel agents who
can book packages or hotel-only reservations online at,
through SabreTours TOR/AWV, Worldspan TS/AWV or by calling the America West
Vacations reservations center at 1-800-356-6611.

America West Vacations is a brand of The Leisure Company.  With more than
30 hotel partners in Las Vegas, America West Vacations is one of the largest
tour packagers to Las Vegas.  The Leisure Company creates and sells vacation
packages to 500,000 customers annually.  Vacations are available to Arizona,
California, Florida, Nevada and Mexico.  America West Vacations Cruise
Vacations offers the world`s premier cruise lines and most popular
destinations at  America West Vacations Spa
Vacations include spa treatments at select resorts in Arizona, California and
Mexico.  Vacation packages may consist of air transportation on America West
Airlines or America West Express, which is operated by Mesa Air Group and
Chautauqua Airlines, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and other

The Leisure Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings
Corporation, an aviation and travel services company with 2001 sales of
$2.1 billion.


This press release, as well as releases issued in the past year by America
West Holdings and its affiliates, can be accessed on the America West Internet
site at