Northwest Airlines Tees Up U.S. Open Golf Package During Online Auction For WorldPerks Members

In its second online auction designed especially for golf fans, Northwest is offering its WorldPerks members a chance to bid their miles on a Golf Digest trip for two to the U.S. Open® at Pebble Beach, California, and to assist seriously ill children through Northwest’s KidCares medical travel program. Tournament dates for the 100th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links are June 14, through June 19.

Bidding, which is open to U.S. residents, begins May 1, at 9 a.m. Central Daylight Time on Northwest’s web site at, with a minimum of 150,000 Northwest WorldPerks Bonus Miles and closes at 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time on May 19. The highest current bid will be posted on the site so bidders can track the action.

The Golf Digest trip for two to the U.S. Open includes: Northwest coach class travel, four day premier event tickets plus one round of golf per person, six days/five nights hotel stay, five dinners, four breakfasts, ground transportation and a souvenir gift bag. Complete package description and specific information on how to participate in the auction are available in the Frequent Flyer Center section of

“Our 1999 online auction for a package trip to the Ryder Cup was very exciting and a big hit with our WorldPerks members,” said Beth Shultis, Northwest Airlines vice president marketing programs and worldwide advertising. “Bidding went right down to the wire with the winning bid of 505,000 miles coming in just before the deadline. That translates into a lot of travel for medical treatment for some seriously ill children.”

Now in its second year, Northwest’s KidCares medical travel program is available to children age 18 and younger who need to travel for medical treatment, which is not available in their home area. Travel is provided using donated Northwest Airlines WorldPerks Bonus Miles. During the first year of the program more than 10 million miles were donated assisting children and their families on more than 60 trips for medical treatment in the U.S. and more than 15 international locations.
WorldPerks donations to Northwest’s KidCares medical travel program can be made by calling 800-327-2881. Application forms for the Northwest KidCares medical travel program can be obtained by calling 612-726-4206.