America West Easy Merit Miles

What do many hardworking employees want more than anything? A relaxing vacation! And that`s what America West`s (NYSE: AWA) Merit Miles program offers. Companies and organizations may purchase Merit Miles for customer incentive programs or to reward employees for their hard work. And now Merit Miles may be purchased online at .

“Many of our corporate customers have been using Merit Miles, so we wanted to make access to the program as easy as possible,” said Ken Feldman, vice president, marketing. “During this time of year, many companies are looking for unique ways to provide year-end rewards. Merit Miles gives them the opportunity to offer travel for incentive and recognition purposes.”
Customers can now access the Merit Miles program electronically and perform several functions including tracking their purchases and mileage usage, allocating miles instantly to a customer or employee`s FlightFund account and printing online certificates. Merit Miles may be purchased in a minimum quantity of 100,000 miles at a cost of two cents per mile and a $75 transaction fee. For complete terms and conditions, or to open an account, customers can log onto .

FlightFund miles may be used for travel to more than 300 destinations on five continents, so when companies give Merit Miles they really are giving their employees the world. 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 Dec. 31, 2002. FlightFund has more than 50 partners to help members earn miles in a variety of ways including through car rentals, hotel stays, dining at participating restaurants and using the FlightFund Visa. To find out more go to , the frequent flyer section of , or contact the FlightFund Service Center at 1-800-247-5691.

America West Airlines is the nation`s largest low-fare, hub-and-spoke airline with business friendly fares and ticketing policies. 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.