OPEN From American Express(SM) Expands Savings Program With New Airline Partners

- Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways Are New Partners in OPEN Savings(R)

Program -

- Program Has Saved Small Businesses More than $100 Million -



Sep 25, 2006, 01:00 ET from American Express

    NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- OPEN from American Express(SM) today
 announced a significant expansion of its OPEN Savings(R) program with the
 launch of airline partners Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways. OPEN
 Savings(1) gives small business owners automatic savings virtually every
 time they use an American Express(R) Business Card to make purchases at any
 OPEN Savings partner.
     Small business owners using any American Express Business Card can now
 reduce their travel expenses with an automatic 3% discount on the total
 cost of Delta(2) and JetBlue flights(3). In addition, Cardmembers who
 purchase Delta flights with the Delta SkyMiles(R) Business Card or
 SkyPoints Delta Business Card, or who purchase JetBlue flights with the
 JetBlue Business Card, will receive an additional 2% discount, for a total
 savings of 5% off the total cost of Delta or JetBlue flights(3). Available
 to new and existing Business Cardmembers, these discounts are Card benefits
 -- not limited-time offers -- and apply to all flights booked directly from
 Delta or directly through any JetBlue channel.
     OPEN Savings has delivered more than $100 million in savings to
 American Express Business Cardmembers since 2004. OPEN Savings eliminates
 the need for offer codes, coupons or program enrollment and provides
 automatic savings from well-known brands. Savings can also be combined with
 other marketplace offers or volume discount pricing that businesses may
 already be receiving from program partners.
     "Delta is pleased to expand our relationship with American Express and
 offer our customers an opportunity to save money for their small business
 while earning miles at the same time," said Jeff Robertson, managing
 director of the SkyMiles Program. "Our partnership with American Express
 continues to add to the multiple benefits offered to our SkyMiles members
 worldwide."
     "By the end of 2006, JetBlue will have introduced new service to 14 new
 destinations that our customers who travel for business tell us are
 important," said Andrea Spiegel, JetBlue's vice president of Sales and
 Marketing. "We are pleased to now offer our customers an easy way to save
 even more money when they fly JetBlue for business, through our exclusive
 partnership with American Express."
     "With the addition of these new partners, small businesses can
 effortlessly reduce their airline expenses just by using their American
 Express Business Card," said Raymond Joabar, senior vice president and
 general manager, OPEN from American Express. "Time-pressed small business
 travelers who are weary of coupons or special offer codes now have a better
 and simpler way to save, with OPEN Savings' automatic and combinable
 discounts. These two new OPEN Savings airline partners can help
 substantially increase the millions of dollars in savings that we're
 already delivering to our small business Cardmembers."
     OPEN Savings is a benefit embedded within all American Express Business
 Cards. American Express Business Cardmembers simply need to use their
 credit or charge card for purchases with any OPEN Savings partner to take
 advantage of discounts. The savings will automatically appear on the
 Cardmember's monthly statement and can be tracked at
 http://www.opensavings.com. OPEN Savings discounts are calculated on the
 full transaction amount, including any taxes and surcharges. Terms and
 conditions apply.
     Partners and discounts include:
 
     New Airline Partners
     * Delta Air Lines: 3% off flights (plus 2% extra with co-branded Business
       Cards)
     * JetBlue Airways: 3% off flights (plus 2% extra with co-branded Business
       Cards)
 
     Travel and Dining
     * Hyatt Hotels & Resorts: 3% off hotel charges
     * Hertz: 5% off car rentals
     * Courtyard by Marriott: 5% off hotel charges
     * Fairfield Inn by Marriott: 5% off hotel charges
     * SpringHill Suites by Marriott: 5% off hotel charges
     * Wingate Inn: 5% off hotel charges
     * Ruby Tuesday: 5% off dining
     * eSkyGuide: 20% off eSkyGuide software
 
     Supplies and Services
     * FedEx: 5% off Express and Ground shipping
     * FedEx Kinko's: 5% off business services
     * AT&T: 5% off local & long distance services
     * 1-800-FLOWERS(R): 5% off floral and gift purchases
     * American Express: 3% off American Express Gift Cards
 
     Business Building Tools
     * BizFilings: 20% off incorporation and registered agent services
     * Ceridian: 20% off payroll preparation
     * Constant Contact: 15% off e-mail marketing
     * ExpensAble: 25% off expense reporting software
     * LogoWorks: 15% off logo and graphic design
 
     Terms and conditions apply.
 
     About OPEN from American Express
     OPEN is the American Express team dedicated exclusively to the success
 of small business owners and their companies. The OPEN Team supports
 business owners with unparalleled service. With tailored products and
 services, the team delivers purchasing power, flexibility, control and
 rewards to help customers run their business. Specifically, business owner
 customers can leverage an enhanced set of products, tools, services and
 savings, including charge and credit cards, convenient access to working
 capital, robust online account management capabilities and savings on
 business services from an expanded lineup of partners. To obtain more
 information about OPEN, visit http://www.OPEN.com, or call 1-800-NOW-OPEN
 to apply for a Card or loan. Terms and conditions apply.
     American Express Company (http://www.americanexpress.com) is a leading
 global payments, network and travel company founded in 1850.
     About the Delta SkyMiles Program
     The award-winning Delta SkyMiles program offers members multiple
 mileage-earning opportunities when flying Delta, Delta Shuttle(R), the
 Delta Connection(R) carriers and other SkyTeam(R) airlines. Additional
 mileage-building opportunities are offered through more than 100 partners,
 including participating hotels and car rental companies, telecommunication
 services, and more. Delta led the airline industry by redeeming 3.3 million
 Award Tickets in 2005 and more than 9 million Award Tickets over the last
 three years. Now in its 25th year, the SkyMiles program received a
 "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the 2006 Freddie Awards in recognition of
 its many contributions to the airline loyalty industry.
     Delta Air Lines (Other OTC:   DALRQ) offers customers service to more
 destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection
 carrier service to 292 destinations in 46 countries. With more than 50 new
 international routes added in the last year, Delta is America's fastest
 growing international airline and is the world's leading carrier between
 the United States and destinations across Europe, India and Israel with
 flights to 29 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the
 Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 400 weekly flights to 48 destinations.
 Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem
 SkyMiles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners.
 Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that
 provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and
 services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta
 offers flights to 461 worldwide destinations in 96 countries. Customers can
 check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at
 http://www.delta.com.
     About JetBlue
     In the six years since its launch, JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:   JBLU) has
 focused on creating a new airline category -- an airline that offers value,
 service and style. Based out of New York City, the low-cost carrier
 currently serves 45 destinations with up to 470 flights daily. Onboard
 JetBlue, customers enjoy roomy leather seats and 36 channels of free
 DIRECTV(R) programming, the most live TV available on any airline. On
 flights longer than two hours, a selection of first-run movies and bonus
 features from FOX InFlight(TM) is also available. (DIRECTV service is not
 available outside the continental United States, however, where applicable,
 FOX InFlight(TM) is offered complimentary on these routes.) JetBlue offers
 customers generous brand name snacks and beverages, including freshly
 brewed Dunkin' Donuts(R) coffee, and delicious wines selected by the
 airline's Low Fare Sommelier, Josh Wesson from Best Cellars(R). On
 overnight flights from the West, the airline now offers Shut-Eye
 Service(TM), with a comfort kit designed exclusively for JetBlue by Bliss
 Spa and other special amenities including a "good morning" hot towel
 service. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless,
 all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For
 information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit
 http://www.jetblue.com.
     1. OPEN Savings(SM): Payment must be made with an American Express(R)
 Business Card. Savings will be credited to your American Express Business
 Card billing statement. All savings referenced are in addition to any
 offers made by participating companies. Participation and offers are
 subject to change without notice. Terms and conditions apply. For more
 information and the full OPEN Savings partner terms and conditions, please
 visit http://www.opensavings.com.
     2. Delta(R): Valid on flights purchased directly from Delta Air Lines
 by visiting http://www.delta.com, calling 1-800-221-1212, or at your
 nearest Delta ticket counter. Savings do not apply to flights purchased
 through a third party. All American Express(R) Business Cards accounts
 receive 3% savings on Delta flight purchases. Delta SkyMiles(R) Business
 Credit Card accounts receive an extra 2% savings, for a total of 5%
 savings. The 3% and 2% savings will appear as separate statement credits on
 Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card accounts within 8-10 weeks of the
 original purchase.
     3. JetBlue(R): Valid on flights purchased directly from JetBlue by
 phone (1-800-JETBLUE), online (http://www.jetblue.com), or at the ticket
 counter. Savings do not apply to Getaways vacation packages, gift
 cards/certificates, or to flights purchased through a third party. All
 American Express(R) Business Cards accounts receive 3% savings on JetBlue
 flight purchases with a maximum annual savings of $1,000 per Card account.
 JetBlue Business Card(R) accounts receive an extra 2% savings, for a total
 of 5% savings with a maximum annual savings of $2,000 per Card account. The
 3% and 2% savings will appear as separate statement credits on JetBlue
 Business Card accounts within 8-10 weeks of the original purchase.
 
 

SOURCE American Express
    NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- OPEN from American Express(SM) today
 announced a significant expansion of its OPEN Savings(R) program with the
 launch of airline partners Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways. OPEN
 Savings(1) gives small business owners automatic savings virtually every
 time they use an American Express(R) Business Card to make purchases at any
 OPEN Savings partner.
     Small business owners using any American Express Business Card can now
 reduce their travel expenses with an automatic 3% discount on the total
 cost of Delta(2) and JetBlue flights(3). In addition, Cardmembers who
 purchase Delta flights with the Delta SkyMiles(R) Business Card or
 SkyPoints Delta Business Card, or who purchase JetBlue flights with the
 JetBlue Business Card, will receive an additional 2% discount, for a total
 savings of 5% off the total cost of Delta or JetBlue flights(3). Available
 to new and existing Business Cardmembers, these discounts are Card benefits
 -- not limited-time offers -- and apply to all flights booked directly from
 Delta or directly through any JetBlue channel.
     OPEN Savings has delivered more than $100 million in savings to
 American Express Business Cardmembers since 2004. OPEN Savings eliminates
 the need for offer codes, coupons or program enrollment and provides
 automatic savings from well-known brands. Savings can also be combined with
 other marketplace offers or volume discount pricing that businesses may
 already be receiving from program partners.
     "Delta is pleased to expand our relationship with American Express and
 offer our customers an opportunity to save money for their small business
 while earning miles at the same time," said Jeff Robertson, managing
 director of the SkyMiles Program. "Our partnership with American Express
 continues to add to the multiple benefits offered to our SkyMiles members
 worldwide."
     "By the end of 2006, JetBlue will have introduced new service to 14 new
 destinations that our customers who travel for business tell us are
 important," said Andrea Spiegel, JetBlue's vice president of Sales and
 Marketing. "We are pleased to now offer our customers an easy way to save
 even more money when they fly JetBlue for business, through our exclusive
 partnership with American Express."
     "With the addition of these new partners, small businesses can
 effortlessly reduce their airline expenses just by using their American
 Express Business Card," said Raymond Joabar, senior vice president and
 general manager, OPEN from American Express. "Time-pressed small business
 travelers who are weary of coupons or special offer codes now have a better
 and simpler way to save, with OPEN Savings' automatic and combinable
 discounts. These two new OPEN Savings airline partners can help
 substantially increase the millions of dollars in savings that we're
 already delivering to our small business Cardmembers."
     OPEN Savings is a benefit embedded within all American Express Business
 Cards. American Express Business Cardmembers simply need to use their
 credit or charge card for purchases with any OPEN Savings partner to take
 advantage of discounts. The savings will automatically appear on the
 Cardmember's monthly statement and can be tracked at
 http://www.opensavings.com. OPEN Savings discounts are calculated on the
 full transaction amount, including any taxes and surcharges. Terms and
 conditions apply.
     Partners and discounts include:
 
     New Airline Partners
     * Delta Air Lines: 3% off flights (plus 2% extra with co-branded Business
       Cards)
     * JetBlue Airways: 3% off flights (plus 2% extra with co-branded Business
       Cards)
 
     Travel and Dining
     * Hyatt Hotels & Resorts: 3% off hotel charges
     * Hertz: 5% off car rentals
     * Courtyard by Marriott: 5% off hotel charges
     * Fairfield Inn by Marriott: 5% off hotel charges
     * SpringHill Suites by Marriott: 5% off hotel charges
     * Wingate Inn: 5% off hotel charges
     * Ruby Tuesday: 5% off dining
     * eSkyGuide: 20% off eSkyGuide software
 
     Supplies and Services
     * FedEx: 5% off Express and Ground shipping
     * FedEx Kinko's: 5% off business services
     * AT&T: 5% off local & long distance services
     * 1-800-FLOWERS(R): 5% off floral and gift purchases
     * American Express: 3% off American Express Gift Cards
 
     Business Building Tools
     * BizFilings: 20% off incorporation and registered agent services
     * Ceridian: 20% off payroll preparation
     * Constant Contact: 15% off e-mail marketing
     * ExpensAble: 25% off expense reporting software
     * LogoWorks: 15% off logo and graphic design
 
     Terms and conditions apply.
 
     About OPEN from American Express
     OPEN is the American Express team dedicated exclusively to the success
 of small business owners and their companies. The OPEN Team supports
 business owners with unparalleled service. With tailored products and
 services, the team delivers purchasing power, flexibility, control and
 rewards to help customers run their business. Specifically, business owner
 customers can leverage an enhanced set of products, tools, services and
 savings, including charge and credit cards, convenient access to working
 capital, robust online account management capabilities and savings on
 business services from an expanded lineup of partners. To obtain more
 information about OPEN, visit http://www.OPEN.com, or call 1-800-NOW-OPEN
 to apply for a Card or loan. Terms and conditions apply.
     American Express Company (http://www.americanexpress.com) is a leading
 global payments, network and travel company founded in 1850.
     About the Delta SkyMiles Program
     The award-winning Delta SkyMiles program offers members multiple
 mileage-earning opportunities when flying Delta, Delta Shuttle(R), the
 Delta Connection(R) carriers and other SkyTeam(R) airlines. Additional
 mileage-building opportunities are offered through more than 100 partners,
 including participating hotels and car rental companies, telecommunication
 services, and more. Delta led the airline industry by redeeming 3.3 million
 Award Tickets in 2005 and more than 9 million Award Tickets over the last
 three years. Now in its 25th year, the SkyMiles program received a
 "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the 2006 Freddie Awards in recognition of
 its many contributions to the airline loyalty industry.
     Delta Air Lines (Other OTC:   DALRQ) offers customers service to more
 destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection
 carrier service to 292 destinations in 46 countries. With more than 50 new
 international routes added in the last year, Delta is America's fastest
 growing international airline and is the world's leading carrier between
 the United States and destinations across Europe, India and Israel with
 flights to 29 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the
 Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 400 weekly flights to 48 destinations.
 Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem
 SkyMiles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners.
 Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that
 provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and
 services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta
 offers flights to 461 worldwide destinations in 96 countries. Customers can
 check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at
 http://www.delta.com.
     About JetBlue
     In the six years since its launch, JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:   JBLU) has
 focused on creating a new airline category -- an airline that offers value,
 service and style. Based out of New York City, the low-cost carrier
 currently serves 45 destinations with up to 470 flights daily. Onboard
 JetBlue, customers enjoy roomy leather seats and 36 channels of free
 DIRECTV(R) programming, the most live TV available on any airline. On
 flights longer than two hours, a selection of first-run movies and bonus
 features from FOX InFlight(TM) is also available. (DIRECTV service is not
 available outside the continental United States, however, where applicable,
 FOX InFlight(TM) is offered complimentary on these routes.) JetBlue offers
 customers generous brand name snacks and beverages, including freshly
 brewed Dunkin' Donuts(R) coffee, and delicious wines selected by the
 airline's Low Fare Sommelier, Josh Wesson from Best Cellars(R). On
 overnight flights from the West, the airline now offers Shut-Eye
 Service(TM), with a comfort kit designed exclusively for JetBlue by Bliss
 Spa and other special amenities including a "good morning" hot towel
 service. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless,
 all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For
 information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit
 http://www.jetblue.com.
     1. OPEN Savings(SM): Payment must be made with an American Express(R)
 Business Card. Savings will be credited to your American Express Business
 Card billing statement. All savings referenced are in addition to any
 offers made by participating companies. Participation and offers are
 subject to change without notice. Terms and conditions apply. For more
 information and the full OPEN Savings partner terms and conditions, please
 visit http://www.opensavings.com.
     2. Delta(R): Valid on flights purchased directly from Delta Air Lines
 by visiting http://www.delta.com, calling 1-800-221-1212, or at your
 nearest Delta ticket counter. Savings do not apply to flights purchased
 through a third party. All American Express(R) Business Cards accounts
 receive 3% savings on Delta flight purchases. Delta SkyMiles(R) Business
 Credit Card accounts receive an extra 2% savings, for a total of 5%
 savings. The 3% and 2% savings will appear as separate statement credits on
 Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card accounts within 8-10 weeks of the
 original purchase.
     3. JetBlue(R): Valid on flights purchased directly from JetBlue by
 phone (1-800-JETBLUE), online (http://www.jetblue.com), or at the ticket
 counter. Savings do not apply to Getaways vacation packages, gift
 cards/certificates, or to flights purchased through a third party. All
 American Express(R) Business Cards accounts receive 3% savings on JetBlue
 flight purchases with a maximum annual savings of $1,000 per Card account.
 JetBlue Business Card(R) accounts receive an extra 2% savings, for a total
 of 5% savings with a maximum annual savings of $2,000 per Card account. The
 3% and 2% savings will appear as separate statement credits on JetBlue
 Business Card accounts within 8-10 weeks of the original purchase.
 
 SOURCE American Express