Northwest Airlines’ WorldWeb Offers Discount For Award Travel Reservations Booked Online By Northwes

Northwest Airlines is offering a 1,000 mile discount to its WorldPerks members who use Northwest’s Frequent Flyer Center on the carrier’s web site at to book their award travel between May 1, and June 16, 2000. For example, a trip at the 20,000-mile award level will require just 19,000 miles. The discount is applied immediately upon purchase of Award Travel and will be reflected in the online booking process.

“Northwest was the first major carrier to offer online redemption of Frequent Flyer miles for Award Travel and our customers have enthusiastically embraced this technology,” said Beth Shultis, Northwest Airlines vice president marketing programs and worldwide advertising. “We are pleased to reward our loyal online customers with this special promotion.”

The online discount for Award Travel Reservations is available to WorldPerks members who book their Award Travel online at Online reservations must be made between May 1, 2000 and June 16, 2000 to qualify. Miles will automatically be deducted from the required WorldPerks mileage for each qualifying trip at the time of reservation. Online Award Travel Reservations is available to WorldPerks members who reside in the US and have a valid credit card with a US billing address.

Northwest Airlines is the world’s fourth largest airline offering more than 1,700 daily departures with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam. With its travel partners, Northwest serves more than 750 cities in 120 countries on 6 continents. Northwest and partner KLM Royal Dutch Airlines received Air Transport World’s prestigious “1997 Airline of the Year” award and, based on statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Northwest was the most on-time U.S. airline among the seven largest network carriers for the period 1990-1999. Northwest is the 2000 recipient of the Air Transport World Airline Technology Management Award. Northwest’s WorldPerks frequent flyer program is the highest rated U.S.-based program reviewed by InsideFlyer Magazine, the leading authority on airline free travel programs, and in 1999 was named the most preferred frequent flyer program by the readers of Time in Asia. WorldPerks received the special “Industry Impact Award” during InsideFlyer’s 12th Annual Freddie Awards. In 1999, Northwest’s was chosen as best airline web site by and Business 2.0 and was named one of the top 500 sites by Internet World magazine.