America West Airlines And Wyndham International, Inc. Announce Frequent Flyer Partnership

America West Airlines and Wyndham International, Inc. (NYSE: WYN), announced a new partnership today that will allow FlightFund(R) members to earn miles for staying at participating Wyndham properties. Beginning April 15, 2000, FlightFund members will earn 500 miles for every qualified stay at any of Wyndham`s 168 properties in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.

From April 15 to June 30, 2000, FlightFund members will earn triple miles, or 1,500 miles, for every qualifying stay at 130 Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and 38 Summerfield Suites by Wyndham properties.

“This partnership is a great way for FlightFund members to earn extra miles while experiencing Wyndham`s upscale hotels,” said Mike Smith, America West senior vice president, sales and marketing. “This FlightFund addition will be particularly popular with business travelers who appreciate the level of service that Wyndham offers.”

“Expanding our traveler awards program to include America West FlightFund allows us to reach out to new travelers and reward loyal Wyndham business and leisure travelers for their continued patronage,” said Andrew Jordan, senior vice president of marketing for Wyndham International.

To receive America West FlightFund miles at Wyndham properties, members simply present their membership card at check in. Customers who are not already FlightFund members can contact the FlightFund Service Center at 1-800-247-5691 to enroll or sign up on the Internet at


Wyndham International, Inc. (NYSE: WYN) offers upscale and luxury hotel and resort accommodations through proprietary lodging brands and a management services division. Based in Dallas, Wyndham International owns, leases, manages and franchises 300 hotels with more than 70,000 rooms in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. For more information, visit

FlightFund, America West`s worldwide frequent flyer program, offers travelers a unique and flexible program featuring First Class upgrades and free worldwide award travel. New members will receive 2,500 miles after their first flight and awards begin at 20,000 miles.

America West Airlines, the nation`s ninth-largest carrier, serves 88 destinations with more than 860 daily departures in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Along with its codeshare partners, America West serves more than 140 destinations worldwide. America West Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings Corporation (NYSE: AWA), an aviation and travel services company with 1999 sales of $2.2 billion.

This press release, as well as releases issued in the past year by America West Holdings and its affiliates, can be accessed on the America West Internet site at SOURCE America West Airlines; Wyndham International, Inc.