EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1573 - July 02, 2007     2 of 4

Northwest First Airline to Accept PayPal Payments

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Northwest Airlines is now offering PayPal as a way to pay for tickets at its Web site With PayPal, Northwest customers now have a new way to pay for tickets using debit cards, bank accounts, stored balances, or credit cards through their individual PayPal accounts.

Stephanie Tilenius, Vice President of Merchant Services for PayPal, said, "We are excited to add Northwest Airlines, one of the world's largest airlines, as the first airline to accept PayPal. Many of our customers already book travel with Northwest Airlines and are eager to use their PayPal accounts to do so."

Northwest Airlines is offering WorldPerks members 500 Bonus Miles for purchasing tickets at using a PayPal account. WorldPerks enrollment is required and available at Additional terms and conditions apply.

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