Business Editors
     EAGAN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 25, 2008--
Northwest Airlines (NYSE:NWA) and PayPal are making booking summer
travel easier by giving passengers the ability to book flights now and
pay for them later with PayPal's promotional financing service, PayPal
Pay Later. As part of the introductory financing option, customers can
buy tickets on and defer payments for 90 days, allowing them
to complete their payments on a timeline that works best for their
     "PayPal has already demonstrated its value to our customers,
providing a safe and easy way to pay for tickets online," said Al
Lenza, Northwest Airlines vice president, distribution and e-commerce.
"Adding PayPal Pay Later gives our customers even more flexibility
when paying for their next trip on Northwest Airlines."
     Northwest customers can use PayPal Pay Later even if they don't
have PayPal accounts. The streamlined application can be completed in
30 seconds and provides qualified travelers with instant access to
     Northwest Airlines has been offering PayPal as an online payment
option since June 2007.
     "Northwest Airlines was the first airline to accept PayPal
payments, and now it's also the first to accept PayPal Pay Later,"
said Mary Anne Gillespie, vice president of sales at PayPal. "We are
excited to expand Northwest Airlines' payment options and offer their
customers the security and convenience of PayPal Pay Later."
     About PayPal
     PayPal is the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online. The
service allows anyone to pay without sharing financial information and
gives consumers the flexibility to pay in any way they prefer,
including through credit cards, bank accounts or account balances.
With more than 63 million active accounts in 190 markets and 19
currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce. PayPal
is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). More information about the company
can be found at
     About Northwest Airlines
     Northwest Airlines is one of the world's largest airlines with
hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam.
Northwest, with its regional partners, operates approximately 2,400
daily departures. Northwest is a member of SkyTeam, an airline
alliance that offers customers one of the world's most extensive
global networks. Northwest and its travel partners serve more than
1,000 cities in excess of 160 countries on six continents.
    Northwest Airlines
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