Customers are Ready to Shop! CheapOair Survey Sheds Light on Consumer Spending Habits

Move over Black Friday, Cyber Monday is king. CheapOair®, the consumer-savvy online travel agency, has released a survey with all-new insight into its customers’ Cyber Monday shopping strategies and behaviors.

According to the survey results, 52% of participants preferred shopping on Cyber Monday over Black Friday while only 10% responded that they prefer to shop in-store. 22% noted that they would be using their computer while a surprising 35% of consumers favored utilizing their mobile devices to make purchases.

“Through the years, Cyber Monday has grown remarkably to become the biggest shopping day of the year. We’re so excited to offer our customers unbelievable deals from our airline partners so that they can experience once-in-a-lifetime getaways at a budget-friendly price,” remarked Sam S. Jain, Fareportal Founder and CEO.

When it comes to budget, CheapOair customers were prepared to splurge, with 55% of respondents stating that they planned on spending between $100 and $500 during Cyber Monday and 67% of surveyed customers noting that they would be spending that money on themselves.

“As consumer behavior evolves, it is our goal to ensure that our customers have the best online buying experience possible. We recognize the care that goes into making flight purchases and we hope this Cyber Monday serves as the kick-off to many travel adventures yet to be had,” added Jain.

CheapOair’s mission is to educate and aid consumers and travel professionals in both planning their travel accommodations and staying current on the most popular destinations. Thanks to its unique comprehensive travel trend monitoring, the online travel agency does just that.

For more information, please visit www.CheapOair.com and www.CheapOair.com/mobile, and follow the brand on social via Facebook.com/CheapOair and twitter.com/CheapOair.

About CheapOair

CheapOair is an online travel agency that specializes in providing cheap flights and great last-minute flight deals for travelers worldwide. Consumers can book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone (1-800-566-2345) or live chat. Part of Fareportal’s family of travel brands, CheapOair bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find discount flight tickets to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , and Pinterest to learn how to travel the world for less.

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Sabre and Fareportal Partnership Drives Innovation and Ingenuity for Tech-Savvy Travelers

Fareportal leverages its technology-first approach as launch partner on Sabre’s enhanced car API

Fareportal, the travel technology company powering CheapOair.com and OneTravel.com, and Sabre Corporation today announced the launch of Sabre’s new car shopping API. As Sabre’s launch partner, Fareportal is embracing its technology-first approach to enhance the shopping experience and overall travel experience for its customers.

Sabre’s recently-released car shopping API is designed to help travelers find the best car rental option through enhanced search capabilities including vehicle images, logos, hours of operation, latitude and longitude. The new API enables travelers to easily shop by using the number of bags and seatbelts to select a vehicle to accommodate their needs.

The new car shopping API is the latest collaboration between Sabre and Fareportal. Recently, Fareportal became the first OTA to adopt Sabre’s Agency Managed Commission, a solution that helps agencies increase revenue by automatically capturing commissions for every itinerary in real-time. As Sabre launches additional API offerings, Fareportal will continue to participate in the testing process as part of its strategic focus to utilize technology and bring consumers new shopping capabilities that will enhance the end-to-end traveler experience.

“At Fareportal, part of our strategy to create a competitive edge is to leverage new and existing technologies to give travelers a better experience when shopping our brands,” said Sam S. Jain, founder and CEO of Fareportal. “This is why our partnership with Sabre has been so valuable and successful. Sabre keeps us at the forefront so we can deliver a stand-out experience to travelers, which in turn creates loyalty and preference for our brands.”

Since inception, Fareportal has placed the highest value on technological innovation, and this approach continues to benefit the company’s customers and airline partners. Jain was one of the first to foresee airfare unbundling and as a result, CheapOair was the first OTA to integrate the ability to purchase seats, bags, and other ancillaries.

“Sabre is committed to providing our OTA customers with the differentiated products they need to exceed their customers’ expectations, and this begins with our APIs,” said Roshan Mendis, chief commercial officer of Sabre Travel Network. “Fareportal is a great partner with a shared focus on delivering a next-generation travel shopping experience. As we work to develop new capabilities, their partnership and feedback help us take our solutions to the next level.”

One of the world’s leading online travel agencies (OTA) with multiple consumer brands, Fareportal is a long-time Sabre customer and among other solutions relies on Sabre’s low-fare shopping solutions including Bargain Finder Max across its brands to meet the changing expectations of travelers.

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About Fareportal
Fareportal is a travel technology company powering a next-generation travel concierge service. Utilizing its innovative technology and company-owned and -operated global contact centers, Fareportal has built strong industry partnerships providing customers access to over 600 airlines, 1 million hotels, and hundreds of car rental companies around the globe. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal’s booking platforms enable consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone, or live chat. Fareportal provides its airline partners with access to a broad customer base that books high-yielding international travel and add-on ancillaries.

About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.

Consumers Win as Fareportal and Hawaiian Airlines Team Up to Bring Lowest-Priced Fare Options

Fareportal, the travel technology company powering CheapOair.com and OneTravel.com, has announced a branded fare partnership with Hawaiian Airlines.

“Fareportal is thrilled to be a Hawaiian Airlines preferred partner and we look forward to CheapOair and OneTravel customers taking advantage of these new, lowest-priced branded fares. We see a lot of our customers seeking out ‘no frills’ travel options and this is a great opportunity to ensure that even more consumers are able to go on their dream vacation,” said Sam S. Jain, Founder and CEO of Fareportal.

Hawaiian Airlines launched all-new Main Cabin Basic fare, designed for guests who prefer to forgo standard Hawaiian travel services such as advanced seat selection and the ability to upgrade in exchange for the most affordable fares. The new fares are available for travel between all of Hawaiian’s 13 U.S. gateway cities and Hawaii.

“Our partnership with Hawaiian Airlines is the strongest it has ever been, and we are excited to see where the future takes us,” remarked Jain.

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About Fareportal
Fareportal is a travel technology company powering a next-generation travel concierge service. Utilizing its innovative technology and company-owned and operated global contact centers, Fareportal has built strong industry partnerships providing customers access to over 600 airlines, 1 million hotels, and hundreds of car rental companies around the globe. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone, or live chat.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is an online travel agency that specializes in providing cheap flights and great last-minute flight deals for travelers worldwide. Consumers can book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone (1-800-566-2345) or live chat. Part of Fareportal’s family of travel brands, CheapOair bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find discount flight tickets to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , and Pinterest to learn how to travel the world for less.

About OneTravel
OneTravel is a leading online travel agency that offers deals for savvy travelers seeking both quality and value. Launched in the mid-1990s, OneTravel is now recognized globally for providing one-stop shopping for all travel needs. Customers have access to millions of cheap flights including business class and first-class airfare, hotel rooms, car rentals, and cheap vacation packages to top destinations around the world. Visit OneTravel’s social media pages at www.facebook.com/onetravel and www.twitter.com/onetravel. For an on-the-go travel concierge experience, download OneTravel’s app for Apple or Android.

About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 15 years (2004-2018) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast TravelerTravel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 90th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (13) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides, on average, more than 170 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, and over 260 daily flights system-wide.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow Hawaiian’s Twitter updates (@HawaiianAir), become a fan on Facebook  (Hawaiian Airlines), and follow us on Instagram (hawaiianairlines). For career postings and updates, follow Hawaiian’s LinkedIn page.

For media inquiries, please visit Hawaiian Airlines’ online newsroom.