Buy Your Next American Airlines Ticket on MSN Expedia, Get the Next at Half-Off

REDMOND, Wash., March 22, 1999 — Now through April 18, travelers purchasing an American Airlines ticket through the MSN
travel service ( ) will receive 50 percent off their next American Airlines ticket purchased on the site. This exclusive offer provides a rare money-saving opportunity for the more than 250 million people expected to travel this summer.

“We know travelers like the convenience and ease of booking on the Internet,”
said Elizabeth Arendsee, managing director, passenger sales at American Airlines.
“MSN Expedia has a terrific site, and were pleased to be a part of this promotion. As people make their summer travel plans, its a great way to save.”

Details of MSN Expedia and American Airlines Promotion

After purchasing a round-trip American Airlines or American Eagle ticket of $175 (U.S.) or more through MSN Expedia, travelers will receive a 50-percent-off electronic award good toward their next American Airlines or American Eagle purchase on MSN Expedia. The 50-percent-off award must be redeemed through MSN Expedia for travel on American Airlines or American Eagle and is nontransferable. The coupon may be used at any time, provided all travel is completed by Feb. 29, 2000. Travel requires a 14-day advance purchase and a Saturday night stay.

Tickets are valid for travel within the 48 contiguous United States and for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Travel must begin and end in the 48 contiguous United States or Canada. The offer is valid from March 22 through April 18, 1999. Complete details are available at .

Travelers can also link to this promotion from these MSN Expedia associate sites:, TravelWeb, Salon Magazine, GeoCities and American Express.

About MSN Expedia Travel

MSN Expedia ( ) is the place to go on the Web to easily plan travel, purchase tickets, and make hotel and car reservations. Part of the MSN network of Internet services, MSN Expedia also offers in-depth destination content and travel news as well as mapping services. MSN Expedia offers exceptional customer service with more than 200 travel agents available via a toll-free number to travelers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer questions and provide assistance while they are en route. Since its inception in October 1996, MSN Expedia has become the Webs leading online travel agency, with weekly travel sales exceeding $11 million. In addition, MSN Expedia is ranked as one of the top 50 Web sites according to Media Metrix.

MSN Expedia (U.S. and Canadian versions only) offers a credit card guarantee to protect credit cards used on the Internet from fraud. With this service, after an initial purchase on Expedia, 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. Since the programs

introduction in June 1998, Microsoft is proud to state that, because of the top-level site security, the service remains unused.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) 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.

Microsoft, MSN and Expedia are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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