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 March 25, 2002
Worldspan Announces Home Free Plan

 Worldspan has announced the Worldspan Home Free Plan, free single-user access to Worldspan Go! via the Internet for anytime, anywhere booking freedom. Tailored especially for the independent travel agent working from a home office, Worldspan Home Free enables Worldspan agents to enjoy the robust features and functionality of Worldspan Go! via the Internet at no cost and without long-term contracts. "As more travel agents move to a home-based environment, they require the full functionality of a global reservations system as well as the flexibility and convenience of Internet access," commented Mike Parks, senior vice president and general manager - Worldwide Travel Distribution for Worldspan. "Go! via the Internet offers both, and now with our new Home Free Plan, Worldspan agents can 'live the dream' of working at home, generating revenue through sales in the Worldspan system-for free."

"Worldspan Home Free is an innovative new tool that gives independent agents the power to compete and to succeed," said Arthur Salus, chief executive officer of Duluth Travel, a midsize travel agency located in Atlanta, Georgia. Salus' agency works with a network of independent home- based agents-professional travel sellers who, he explained, can benefit from the type of reliable, free access to the Worldspan system that Home Free provides.

"This is a super program for the growing segment of independent contractors, agents who sell a great deal of travel in today's market," Salus noted.

Worldspan Home Free offers agents simple no-cost access to the powerful Worldspan Go! platform, offering the freedom to conduct every aspect of travel planning through a regular Internet connection. In addition to providing direct access to the Worldspan reservations system, Worldspan Go! offers quick, easy connections to a diverse range of Web-based travel suppliers, enabling agents to book complete vacation packages, tours, cruises and a variety of other specialized travel products and services.

The Home Free Plan also includes one free email box, standard scripts and ticketing capabilities. In addition to these free services, optional features such as additional email boxes and Worldspan Power Pricing may be purchased, and fee-based Help Desk Support is available to Home Free subscribers. And should their needs change, subscribers can cancel their Home Free account at any time with 30-day written notice.

This exciting new pricing solution is available to all first-time Worldspan travel agents and qualified re-contracting subscribers in the United States. Worldspan Home Free is just one of many innovative and flexible options Worldspan has introduced to help travel agents utilize Internet technology to full advantage.