Microsoft and Northwest Airlines Make Winter Travel More Affordable With $99 Companion Fare

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 12, 1998 — Today through Nov. 5, travelers purchasing a Northwest Airlines ticket through Microsoft® Expedia
.com ( ) will receive a $99 Companion Award certificate redeemable with their next purchase of a Northwest ticket through This promotion gives added incentive for those planning to travel with a friend this winter.

“This offer provides an opportunity for Northwest to stimulate travel via the award-winning Expedia travel site,”
said Al Lenza, vice president, distribution planning, Northwest Airlines.

Microsoft Bring a Friend for $99

Promotion Details

After using the qualifying ticket, travelers will receive the $99 Companion Award certificate, valid for one coach-class, round-trip $99 companion ticket with the purchase of one qualifying round-trip coach-class ticket, valid for travel within the 48 contiguous United States or Alaska and from the 48 contiguous United States to Canada. Travel must begin and end in the 48 contiguous United States or Alaska. All tickets must be issued as electronic tickets.

All travel must be completed by Feb. 12, 1999. The companion ticket can be redeemed through for travel on Northwest Airlines. Tickets must be purchased before Nov. 5 to receive the $99 Companion Award certificate. Complete details are available at . Guarantee

In addition to great fares and promotions, (U.S. and Canadian versions only) offers a Credit Card Guarantee to protect credit cards used on the Internet from fraud. With this service, customers’ credit cards are protected from fraud liability – up to $50 (U.S.) – on any purchases made in the subsequent 12 months on or off the Internet.

About Northwest Airlines

Northwest Airlines is the fourth-largest airline in the world, carrying more than 50 million passengers annually to destinations throughout the world. With its alliance partners, it offers service to over 400 destinations in 80 countries on six continents.

About Microsoft

Microsoft is the place to go on the Web to easily plan travel, purchase tickets, and make hotel and car reservations. As a comprehensive travel service, also offers in-depth destination content, timely travel news and mapping, address finding and direction services. Since its inception in October 1996, has become one of the Web’s most successful electronic-commerce sites, with over 3 million monthly visitors and weekly travel sales exceeding $5 million.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) is the worldwide online 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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Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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