MINNEAPOLIS, Mar 4, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- An enduring and successful
partnership between U.S. Bank and Northwest Airlines(R) is marking its tenth
anniversary. The partnership was established in 1994 to provide Northwest
Airlines WorldPerks frequent flyer program members with a convenient way to make
everyday purchases while earning frequent flyer miles, the WorldPerks(R) Visa(R)
Card rewards cardmembers with WorldPerks miles for every purchase made with the
"We are pleased to mark the tenth-anniversary of our partnership with U.S.
Bank," said Russell Hinckley, managing director of WorldPerks for Northwest
Airlines. "We have enjoyed working with U.S. Bank and believe our partnership
has provided great opportunities for our members including worldwide travel on
Added Patricia A. Wesner, executive vice president of Retail Payment Solutions
for U.S. Bank, "It's very rewarding to celebrate a decade of providing our
cardmembers with an innovative way to earn WorldPerks miles while making
purchases that they would traditionally make. Over the past ten years, this
program has been so successful, and we're very pleased to offer this product in
partnership with Northwest Airlines."
U.S. Bank and Northwest Airlines has extended the WorldPerks relationship to
offer a wide variety of WorldPerks Visa Cards for cardmembers interested in
earning WorldPerks miles without leaving the ground.
WorldPerks(R) Visa(R) Check Card WorldPerks customers can earn one WorldPerks
mile for every $2 in signature-based purchases they put on the card. WorldPerks
miles earned may be redeemed for award travel on Northwest Airlines and other
qualified WorldPerks Partner Airlines. There is no cap on the number of
WorldPerks miles a cardmember can earn and the miles don't expire. As an added
bonus, cardmembers receive 4,000 Enrollment Bonus Miles upon account opening or
WorldPerks(R) Visa(R) Credit Card Cardmembers can use their WorldPerks Visa
Credit Card to make all purchases - big and small, and earn WorldPerks miles for
the dollars they spend. The WorldPerks Visa Platinum Card offers cardmembers a
credit line up to $7,500. The WorldPerks Visa Signature Card offers cardmembers
all the benefits of the Platinum Visa with no pre-set spending limit and Double
Miles for purchases direct from Northwest Airlines. And both cards offer an
annual 4,000-mile WorldPerks award travel discount from Northwest Airlines.
WorldPerks(R) Visa(R) Business Card With the WorldPerks Visa Business Card,
small business owners can take advantage of managing their business while
earning WorldPerks miles. Designed as a business management tool, the card
simplifies reporting by keeping track of business and personal expenses
separately while managing cash flow.
Customers can pick up a WorldPerks Visa application at any Northwest Airlines
domestic airport gate or check-in counter, U.S. Bank branch, on the Internet at
worldperksvisa.com, or they can apply by phone at 1-800-360-2900.
Northwest Airlines is the world's fourth largest airline with hubs in Detroit,
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam and approximately 1,500 daily
departures. With its travel partners, Northwest serves nearly 750 cities in
almost 120 countries on six continents.
U.S. Bancorp, with assets in excess of $189 billion, is the 8th largest
financial services holding company in the United States. The company operates
2,243 banking offices and 4,425 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of
banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is home of the
Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key banking
benefits and services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience. U.S.
Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
CONTACT: U.S. Bank Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
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SOURCE: U.S. Bank