Worldspan Introduces Interline Electronic Ticketing Between Northwest Airlines and Continental Airlines

Jan 22, 2001, 00:00 ET from Delta Air Lines, Inc.

    ATLANTA, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldspan today announced the
 introduction of Interline Electronic Ticketing between Northwest Airlines and
 Continental Airlines, allowing Worldspan travel agents in the United States
 and Canada to offer E-Ticketing for Northwest-validated tickets containing
 both Northwest and Continental segments.  Interline Electronic Ticketing from
 Worldspan makes E-Ticketing more convenient and more flexible for Northwest
 customers, including international travelers.
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     Worldspan will introduce Interline Electronic Ticketing for several
 additional carriers and points of sale throughout 2001.
     Air travelers today prefer Electronic Ticketing not only for its
 convenience in purchasing, but also for the way it streamlines airport check-
 in and eliminates concerns over lost tickets.  Until now, however, many
 travelers-those flying more than one carrier during a trip or those needing
 the option of changing a booked carrier at the airport-could not easily make
 use of E-Tickets.
     Business travelers in particular will appreciate the added flexibility
 offered by Interline Electronic Ticketing.  Without this new option, corporate
 E-Ticket users are unable to change airlines once ticketed without either
 having their ticket reissued or stopping at the ticketed airline counter to
 have their E-Ticket converted to paper.  Interline Electronic Ticketing gives
 these travelers greater freedom to use E-Tickets and still make last-minute
 travel changes when necessary.
     "With Interline E-Ticketing from Worldspan, more travelers than ever can
 enjoy the benefits of Electronic Ticketing, regardless of specific travel
 requirements that may have kept some from selecting E-Tickets before,"
 commented Jesse Liebman, senior vice president and general manager - Worldwide
 Travel Supplier Services for Worldspan.  "We anticipate significant growth in
 the interline market during 2001 and beyond, and Worldspan is ready with
 Interline E-Ticketing technology to support that trend."
     Worldspan provides global electronic distribution of travel information,
 Internet products and connectivity, and electronic commerce capabilities for
 travel agencies, travel service providers and corporations worldwide.  The
 company's three lines of business are travel supplier services, e-commerce,
 and global distribution systems for the worldwide travel industry.  The
 Worldspan reservations system provides nearly 21,000 travel agencies and other
 users worldwide with travel data and booking capabilities for hundreds of the
 world's leading travel supplier services. Worldspan is the market leader in
 e-commerce for the travel industry, processing more than 50 percent of all
 online travel bookings.  The company maintains world headquarters in Atlanta,
 Georgia. Worldspan is owned by affiliates of Delta Air Lines, Inc.
 (NYSE:   DAL), Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq:   NWAC) and Trans World Airlines
 (Amex:   TWA). Additional information is available at .

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