In Industry First, CheapOair Offers Seat Reservations on airberlin

Hybrid travel agency now offers travelers the option to book airberlin’s seats through contact centers and on its site

NEW YORK, NY – April 29, 2015 – CheapOair, a leading hybrid (online/traditional) travel agency, announced today that it is the first distribution partner globally to offer seat reservations for airberlin through its contact centers, as well as on its site.

“This service will enhance our partnership with CheapOair, providing our mutual clients an easy and convenient tool when booking their flights to Germany and beyond with airberlin. We endeavor to provide travelers the best available tools to simplify their overall travel experience from the time they book with any of our distribution partners to the time they board our aircraft,” stated Roberto Cuesta, vice president of sales and marketing, the Americas.

In an industry first, travelers booking airberlin flights on CheapOair will now be able to purchase their selected seats on both long-haul, as well as short- and medium-haul flights, offering greater comfort and more legroom for a small additional charge.

“CheapOair strives to make booking the perfect trip effortless, affordable and enjoyable through the relentless pursuit of technological innovation and superior customer service,” said Sam S. Jain, CEO of Fareportal, the parent company of CheapOair. “Working closely with airberlin, we are excited to bring our customers the ability to make seat reservations, for an even more streamlined booking experience.”

About airberlin
airberlin is one of the leading airlines in Europe and flies to 138 destinations worldwide each year. The second largest airline in Germany carried more than 31.7 million passengers in 2014. airberlin offers a global route network through its strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, which has a 29.21% share in airberlin, and through membership of the oneworld® airline alliance. topbonus, the frequent flyer program of airberlin is one of the leading programs in Europe with more than 3.5 million members. The airline with the award-winning service operates codeshare flights worldwide with 20 airlines. The fleet is among the most modern and eco-efficient in Europe. Together with other airlines, airberlin belongs to Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand with which Etihad has been uniting shared activities since the end of 2014.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is the first hybrid (online/traditional) travel agency that enables consumers to book travel online, on mobile apps, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (http://www.cheapoair.com, 1-800-566-2345) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and 100s of car rentals. Partner airlines benefit from access to CheapOair’s broad customer base that books high yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at above the industry average. Follow CheapOair on Facebook and Twitter to learn how to travel the world for less.

CheapOair Offers Iberia Paid Seats in Industry First

Hybrid travel agency first to offer travelers the option to book Iberia’s Economy XL and preferred Economy Standard seats, as well as additional baggage on its site

April 13, 2015 — CheapOair, a leading hybrid (online/traditional) travel agency, announced today that it is the first global distribution partner offering Iberia’s Economy XL and preferred Economy Standard seats, as well as baggage on its booking site.

Travelers booking Iberia flights on CheapOair will be able to purchase Economy XL seats, which are located at the aircraft emergency exits and give travelers more space for enhanced comfort. Moreover, those travelers whose tickets do not allow them to choose complimentary seating in Economy Standard, will be able to choose specific seats during the booking process at an extra charge. All travelers will also be able to purchase additional baggage, beyond the standard baggage allowances.

“We are delighted that CheapOair can offer our wide range of products, such as seating and additional baggage, to their customers during the booking process of any of our 102 weekly flights between Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Spain,” said Ángel Valdemoros, Iberia’s head of Sales in North America.

“CheapOair has always strived to make booking the perfect trip effortless, affordable and enjoyable,” said Sam S. Jain, CEO of Fareportal, the parent company of CheapOair. “Partnering with Iberia and other leading global airlines, we make sure our travelers can choose from a wide range of seating and baggage options, all on one site.”

About Iberia
Iberia is the leading carrier on routes between Europa and Latin America and it flies to more than 119 destinations in 43 countries. Together with its subsidiary Iberia Express and its franchise partner Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum, it operates about 600 flights a day with a fleet of almost 130 aircraft. It offers easy and convenient connections at its hub of Madrid Barajas T4. In six out of the ten last months, Iberia has been the world’s most punctual airline, according to Flightstats. Iberia is member of the oneworld alliance that operates more than 14,000 daily flights to 1,000 destinations in more than 150 countries. For more information, please visit http://grupo.iberia.es

About CheapOair
CheapOair is the first hybrid (online/traditional) travel agency that enables consumers to book travel online, on mobile apps, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (http://www.cheapoair.com, 1-800-556-2345) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and 100s of car rentals. Partner airlines benefit from access to CheapOair’s broad customer base that books high yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at above the industry average. Follow CheapOair on Facebook and Twitter to learn how to travel the world for less.