America West Announces One-Day Offer

PRNewswire-FirstCall PHOENIX Oct. 15 :America West Vacations announced today that it is offering travel agents a
one-day opportunity to earn a 50-percent commission. On Oct. 16, 2003,
travel agents who book a City Escape vacation package to Boston, Los
Angeles, New York or San Francisco including nonstop transcontinental air
service on America West Airlines will earn a 50-percent commission.

The 50-percent commission will be based on the total package price. The
package must include roundtrip air on one of America West Airlines` , new
daily nonstop flights between Los Angeles International Airport and New
York/JFK or Boston Logan International Airport; or San Francisco
International Airport and New York/JFK or Boston as well as hotel
accommodations. Travel agents will also have the opportunity to increase
their 50-percent commission check by adding options such as rental cars,
tours and theme park passes to the package.

To earn the special commission offer, travel agents must book their
client`s City Escape with America West Vacations at 866-CALL-AWV
(866-225-5298) on Oct. 16, 2003, between 6 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. MST. The
offer cannot be earned by booking through , or global distribution systems (GDS).

Commissions will not be paid on taxes and fees and are not valid for group
bookings. There are no blackout dates for the offer. Airline seats and
hotel rooms are limited and may not be available on all flights or all
The City Escape program is being launched in conjunction with new, daily
nonstop service on America West Airlines between Los Angeles International
Airport and New York/JFK and Boston beginning Oct. 26, 2003. Flights
between New York/JFK and San Francisco will begin Dec. 19, 2003, and
flights between Boston and San Francisco will begin March 1, 2004.

For reservations or additional information, contact America West Vacations
at 1-866-CALL-AWV (1-866-225-5298).


America West Vacations is a brand of The Leisure Company and one of the
largest tour packagers in the U.S. The Leisure Company creates and sells
vacation packages to 500,000 customers annually. Vacation packages are
available in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Mexico, Nevada, and now New York
and Boston. Vacation packages may consist of hotel accommodations, ground
transportation, air transportation on America West Airlines, America West
Express, which is operated by subsidiary airlines of Mesa Air Group, or
Hawaiian Airlines as well as other services.

The Leisure Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings
Corporation, an aviation and travel services company with 2002 sales of
$2.1 billion. The Leisure Company is a member of the United States Tour
Operators Association (USTOA) participating in the $1 million Consumer
Protection Plan and is a registered State of California Seller of Travel,
Number 2043556-50.