America West Introduces Travel AWArds

Looking for the perfect gift for employees, clients and family members? America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) introduces Travel AWArds, prepaid travel certificates with the flexibility that allows the recipients to choose when and where they travel.

“Travel AWArds provide an excellent gift without the hassle of shopping malls and without the worry of an unwanted gift,” said Ron Cole, vice president, sales. “So whether you`re rewarding employees, thanking clients or needing a gift for the family member who has everything, the gift of travel is sure to be a big hit.”

For a flat rate of $359* each, Travel AWArds are good for roundtrip travel on America West and America West Express within the 48 contiguous states. As a special holiday offer, now through Dec. 31, 2002, Travel AWArds require a minimum purchase of just two certificates. Effective Jan. 1, 2003, the minimum purchase is 10 certificates. Customers who purchase 100 or more certificates will receive a 10 percent discount. Travel AWArds are redeemable by recipients up to one year from date of purchase, and are non-refundable. A 14-day advance is required for ticketing, as well as a one-night minimum stay.

Customers can order by phone by calling 480-693-5197 or by mail at America West, Co-Mail: CH-PSL, 4000 E. Sky Harbor Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85034. Customers can also visit the airline`s Web site at for more information and complete terms and conditions . Reservations can be made by contacting America West at 800-235-9292 or through a professional travel agent.

*The price for certificates includes the U.S. Federal Air Transportation Tax. Where applicable, U.S. domestic segment taxes are additional and will be collected at time of ticketing. U.S. domestic segment tax for each taxable domestic segment is USD $3 per segment beginning in 2002 and USD $3 plus applicable cost of living adjustments for years after 2002. A segment is defined as a takeoff and landing. Passenger Facility Charges of up to USD $9 each way or USD $18 roundtrip depending on itinerary, are additional, and will be collected at time of ticketing. September 11th Security fee of up to USD $5 each way or USD $10 roundtrip depending on itinerary, are additional, and will be collected at time of ticketing. Confirmed reservations and changes to current reservations must be made at least 14 days prior to travel. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Once a ticket has been issued, any changes to the itinerary are subject to fare rules and may require a service charge. Standby for a different flight day of departure is allowed. Travel is not allowed on the following blackout dates: 2002 - November 27; December 1, 2, 20-22, 27-29; To Las Vegas - November 16-18; From Las Vegas - November 20-22, 24. 2003 - January 2-5; April 18, 26-27; November 26, 30; December 1, 19-20, 27-30; To Las Vegas - November 15-17; From Las Vegas - November 19-21, 23. Award is not replaceable if lost, stolen or destroyed and is void if sold or bartered. Certificate is not transferable and picture identification is required for ticketing. Certificate cannot be combined with any other offer, coupon or promotion.


America West Airlines is the nation`s largest low-fare, hub-and-spoke airline. Founded in 1983, it is the only carrier formed since deregulation to achieve major airline status. Today, America West is the nation`s eighth-largest carrier and serves 93 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. America West is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings Corporation, an aviation and travel services company with 2001 sales of $2.1 billion.