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MCI INTRODUCES INSTANT BONUS MILES WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES, NORTHWEST AIRLINES

 MCI INTRODUCES INSTANT BONUS MILES WITH
 AMERICAN AIRLINES, NORTHWEST AIRLINES
 WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- MCI Communications Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: MCIC) today announced a special plan for consumers to earn 2,000 bonus miles when they join MCI's mileage programs with American Airlines AAdvantage or Northwest Airlines WorldPerks. This offer is available to new customers who sign up for both MCI residential Dial "1" service and the MCI Card between now and June 1, 1992.
 In 1988, MCI Communications Corporation became the first long distance carrier to offer consumers frequent flyer miles for each dollar spent on long distance service from home, or while using the MCI Card. Today, MCI remains the only major long distance carrier to provide dollar-for-mile earnings to frequent travelers. To date, more than a billion miles have been earned by MCI customers.
 Consumers can begin earning mileage for their MCI calls in either the American or Northwest programs by dialing toll-free, 800-967-7667.
 "Today's announcement is in keeping with MCI's tradition of providing value, as well as savings, for each long distance dollar. We are pleased to provide consumers with the opportunity to earn free airline travel quickly and easily," said Timothy F. Price, senior vice president of MCI Consumer and Commercial Markets.
 "MCI's airline arrangements let consumers build on existing mileage balances with American or Northwest, while saving on long distance calls. With Friends & Family, MCI's most popular savings plan, consumers can talk longer for 20 percent less, while earning frequent flyer miles to visit friends and family," he added.
 In addition to the 2,000-mile bonus, customers earn five miles for each dollar spent on MCI long distance.
 MCI customers who choose to do so, can also continue to earn airline miles through Membership Miles from American Express. MCI and American Express have had an arrangement since 1980. Those selecting American Express ConnectPlus service will continue to receive their miles from their membership programs when they use MCI. This program offers one Membership Mile for each dollar charged on the American Express card. Participating airlines include:
 -- Northwest Airlines
 -- Delta
 -- Continental Airlines
 -- MGM Grand Air
 -- Southwest Airlines
 Additionally, consumers may use Visa and MasterCard as payment options for MCI and earn free air miles at the same time. In these programs, one frequent flyer mile is awarded for every dollar charged. Participating airlines include:
 -- American Airlines
 -- America West Airlines
 -- Continental Airlines
 -- Northwest Airlines
 -- TWA Airlines
 -- United Airlines
 -- USAir
 "While our customers have had the ability to earn airline miles for each dollar spent on MCI for some time," Price said, "today's announcement is a quantum leap forward for those consumers who want to earn free air miles quickly."
 MCI Communications Corporation, headquartered in Washington, is the nation's second largest long distance provider. MCI services business, government and residential customers with an array of domestic and global telecommunications services. MCI offers residential and small business customers a variety of products and services including: Dial "1"; MCI PrimeTime; Personal 800; MCI Messenger; Operator Services; the new MCI Card; six International Calling Plans; MCI Preferred; Prism Plus and Vision. Friends and Family, MCI's most popular savings plan offers a 20 percent bonus savings to customers who call other MCI customers.
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 /CONTACT: Kate Fralin or Debra Shriver of MCI, 703-415-6941/
 (MCIC) CO: MCI Corporate Communications ST: District of Columbia IN: TLS, AIR SU:


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