America West Lets You Drive Your Way to Free Flights

Customers Can Now Earn FlightFund Miles by Renting From Budget Rent A Car

PHOENIX, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — America West Airlines (NYSE:AWA) , the nation’s second largest low-cost carrier, announces that members of its award-winning frequent flyer program FlightFund can now earn valuable award miles as they drive; travelers can earn 50 FlightFund miles per day for qualifying rentals at participating Budget Rent A Car locations.

To celebrate this new offer, America West and Budget will be running a triple miles promotion through July 1. Simply reference Budget Corporate Discount (BCD) number Y145001 when booking online to take advantage of this limited time offer. Car rentals can be booked at or through America West’s online car rental booking engine at

In addition to earning FlightFund miles, travelers can always use the FlightFund BCD number Y145000 for valuable discounts every time they rent. “We’re dedicated to offering our frequent flyers the best perks around,” said Travis Christ, America West vice president, marketing. “Our partnership with Budget allows our frequent flyers yet another way to earn valuable miles for award travel.”

FlightFund miles may be redeemed for award travel to more than 300 destinations on six continents. FlightFund offers one of the most generous frequent flyer programs in the industry, with domestic award travel beginning at 15,000 miles year-round.

FlightFund has more than 50 partners to help members earn miles for award travel including rental car companies, hotels and restaurants.

For more information or to book an airline ticket, customers may go to Customers may also purchase tickets by calling America West at 1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235-9292) or by contacting a travel agent. Travel agents are encouraged to use, which is an online booking tool that America West designed specifically for travel agents only. For corporate travelers, is an effective online resource that helps companies take control of their corporate-travel management needs without booking fees. For more information or to reserve a vehicle, visit

About Budget

Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. is the owner and franchiser of one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with nearly 1,800 car rental locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. The company also operates Budget Truck Rental and is part of Cendant Car Rental Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cendant Corporation, a diversified global provider of business and consumer services primarily within the travel and real estate sectors. For further information visit or

About America West

Approximately 60,000 customers upgrade their low-fare experience every day when they get on board America West. The airline’s 14,000 employees are proud to offer a range of services including more destinations than any other low-cost carrier, first-class cabins, assigned seating, airport clubs and an award-winning frequent flyer program. America West operates approximately 900 flights daily to 94 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. This press release and additional information on America West can be accessed at (AWAG)

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