Earn up to 20,000 Bonus Miles and Enter to Win An International Trip for Two!

Earn up to 20,000 Bonus Miles and Enter to Win An International Trip for Two!

REDMOND, Wash., March 9, 1998 — Microsoft Corp. and Lufthansa German Airlines announced today that one visitor to the Microsoft® Expedia
.com travel service will fly away with a pair of round-trip business-class tickets to one of more than 80 countries if he or she enters the Ultimate Destination Sweepstakes. Three second-place winners will receive round-trip economy-class tickets for two to any Lufthansa destination in Europe. In addition, visitors to Expedia.com can earn up to 20,000 bonus miles when they enroll in Lufthansa’s Miles & More program and travel on a qualifying Lufthansa ticket.

“Over the past year, we have seen significant growth in international travel purchased through Expedia.com,” said Joshua Herst, group product manager, Microsoft Expedia.com. “By working with Lufthansa, we are offering additional benefits for international flyers with the Miles & More bonus offer and offering customers of Expedia.com the opportunity to win trips to exciting international destinations.”

“We are pleased to offer travelers who use Expedia.com an opportunity to experience the comfort and convenience of traveling with Lufthansa,” said Jane McCroary, general manager of marketing, Lufthansa USA. “We hope visitors to Expedia.com will rely on us as their airline of choice for international travel.”

The Ultimate Destination Sweepstakes began March 2 and ends March 30, 1998. It is open to residents of the United States and Canada who are 21 years or older, excluding residents of Puerto Rico and Quebec. The prize drawing is scheduled to take place on or around April 14, 1998. For complete rules, see (http://expedia.com/) or write to Expedia/Lufthansa Ultimate Destination Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 5158, El Toro, CA 92630.

To take advantage of the Lufthansa Miles & More enrollment bonus offer also valid between March 2 and March 30 travelers must purchase a ticket between those dates through Expedia.com for a qualifying trans-Atlantic flight on Lufthansa from the United States. For each qualifying Lufthansa flight flown by Aug. 31, travelers booked in paid first class or business class will earn 10,000 bonus miles; those booked in paid economy class will earn 5,000 bonus miles for each qualifying flight. Travelers can accrue a maximum of 20,000 bonus miles. For complete terms, see (http://expedia.com/) .

Microsoft Expedia is a free online travel service (connect-time charges may apply) available on the World Wide Web at (http://expedia.com/) and on The Microsoft Network. Consumers can purchase airline tickets and reserve hotel rooms and rental cars. Airline tickets can be purchased securely online with a credit card and will be delivered by first-class or express mail. Expedia.com also supports electronic ticketing, or “ticketless travel.” After receiving their tickets, customers who require last-minute assistance can call the toll-free Expedia.com customer support number 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Microsoft Expedia.com online travel service is part of the Microsoft Expedia family of travel and mapping products and services. These include the Microsoft Expedia Streets 98, Streets Deluxe 98 and Trip Planner 98 CD-ROMs http://www.microsoft.com/expedia/ and the

Expedia Travel Network, a one-stop travel shopping mall offering vacation packages, cruises, resorts and travel merchandise from leading suppliers (http://expedia.com/etn/) .

Lufthansa is a leading European airline providing passenger service to 250 cities in 83 countries. With its summer schedule, Lufthansa offers 135 passenger flights per week from North America to Germany. Since Oct. 13, 1997, the company has been fully privatized; its stock is traded on German Stock Exchange (DAX).

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

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