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America West Airlines Introduces

America West Airlines announced today a new Web site that makes it quick
and easy for businesses to book corporate travel—and save money in the
process. is an effective online resource that helps
companies take control of their corporate-travel management with a variety
of easy-to-use online travel tools. It also assists corporate travel
planners in reducing their companies’ air-travel expenses by providing
convenient access to the lowest fares on America West, the nation’s second
largest low-fare airline, with no booking fees.
“Our customers asked for an online resource for managing corporate travel,
and we’re pleased to respond to their requests with, a
state-of-the-art solution to corporate travel planning for companies of
all sizes,” said Ron Cole, vice president, sales. “ is
quick and convenient, and it makes it even easier for corporate travel
planners to take advantage of America West’s low everyday business fares.”

By registering at or calling 1-866-874-3936 toll-free,
corporate travel planners can gain access to an invaluable tool for
managing cost-efficient corporate travel. The cutting-edge technology of
the innovative Low Fare Finder search engine makes it easy to find America
West’s lowest available fares, including Internet-only specials. To
further increase the savings, reservations can be booked with absolutely
no transaction costs.

The secure site allows companies to manage a variety of
corporate travel functions, including the following:

—Travel booking: Itineraries can be built based on schedule or, if
travel dates are flexible, on fares.—Reservations changes: Any
reservation that is booked online can be viewed, changed or canceled.—
Traveler profiles: Individual traveler profiles can be created to store
information such as seating preferences, payment options,
department/cost-center, contact information and FlightFund data.—Travel
reporting: Detailed travel reports can be downloaded for every reservation
booked online.

Companies are provided their own unique Web site at that
can be customized to meet their needs. Links to preferred hotel and car
rental vendors can be included. The company can choose to have travel
booked exclusively through its travel manager or by individual travelers.
Payment options include “Ghost Card” capability that allows bookings in
which corporate credit card numbers are not displayed to the individual


Customer service for is available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. Additional services and feature enhancements may be added to
the site based on customer feedback.

America West’s revolutionary fare structure features business-friendly
fares on every flight, every day. The airline’s wide array of business
amenities include advance seat assignments, flexible ticketing policies
and an award-winning frequent flyer program called FlightFund, which
offers elite members a wide range of benefits such as priority check-in,
early boarding, mileage bonuses and the opportunity for award travel to
more than 300 destinations on five continents. All America West Airlines
mainline aircraft feature first class cabins, allowing customers to take
advantage of the airline’s newly announced First Rate fares, which are 40
to 70 percent lower than other airlines’ traditional first class fares.

America West Airlines is the nation’s second largest low-fare airline and
the only carrier formed since deregulation to achieve major airline
status. America West’s 13,000 employees serve nearly 55,000 customers a
day in 93 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica.