Northwest partners with PayPal for online payment solutions
07/03/2007|8:53:00 AM|Eyefortravel

Adding a new payment channel in its arsenal, Northwest Airlines has tied up with PayPal, an eBay company, for payment of tickets on its website. (6/29/2007)

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.

“Adding PayPal as a payment option on gives customers more flexibility when paying for their next trip,” said Al Lenza, VP Distribution and e-commerce, Northwest Airlines. “We look forward to serving the millions of PayPal customers who can now make travel reservations at using their PayPal accounts.”

Stephanie Tilenius, VP 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

PayPal has nearly 143 million accounts and is available to users in 190 markets around the world.