CheapOair Launches COVID-19 Airline Protocol Tool Powered by ATPCO

In a world where changing health and safety information are more important than ever before, CheapOair announced several enhancements to their initiative to increase customers’ confidence in making travel decisions. Now available through their mobile application, customers will be able to view up to date COVID-19 safety protocols for individual airlines. This feature is a collaboration with long-time strategic partner ATPCO, which has partnered with hundreds of airlines to create a comprehensive and standardized list of safety regulations.

“We continuously strive to empower our customers with important information to help make smart, informed travel decisions. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, airlines have implemented a variety of safety and flexible travel policies to give customers confidence when traveling,” remarked Sam S. Jain, Founder and CEO of Fareportal, owner of CheapOair and OneTravel.

The new feature, powered by ATPCO’s Routehappy Rich Content, is presented in an accessible UX design that offers simple yet comprehensive image and text-based airline specific information. Customers will be able to book their flights with full knowledge of the steps being taken to better ensure their safety.

“Flight shoppers need reassurance during these times of uncertainty about what measures airlines are taking to protect them when they fly; our Reassurance UPAs (Universal Product Attributes) give customers key insights into safety protocols airlines are taking,” said Maeve Tintle, Lead Channel Retailing at ATPCO. “Fareportal has been an agile partner with ATPCO for years and this integration is a big win for their customers.”

This addition is the latest in a series of consumer-friendly changes CheapOair has begun offering in the wake of the global pandemic.  

“With the launch of the safety feature on the CheapOair website and mobile apps, customers can now easily check each airline’s safety procedures including enhanced cleaning protocols, HEPA filters, facial coverings, and seating arrangements. We also provide customers with the latest flexible change and cancellation policies, so that customers can have complete peace of mind when they book their next trip,” added Nipun Joshi, Head of Product at Fareportal.

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 (1-646-738-4820) 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 to help find flight tickets to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, to learn how to travel the world for less.

Tis’ the Season to be Spooky! CheapOair Shares their Favorite U.S. Haunted Houses

Halloween is only a few weeks away and whether you’re flying, driving, or staying local, there’s tons of spooky history to be found all over the United States. The travel team at CheapOair has picked a few of their favorite haunted haunts for brave travelers with an adventurous spirit.

The Lizzie Borden House – Fall River, MA
On August 4th, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were found brutally murdered with multiple axe wounds that left their bodies completely mutilated. Andrew’s youngest child (and Abby’s stepdaughter) Lizzie Borden was charged with homicide but later acquitted due to a lack of clear evidence. Despite this, rumors of her guilt lived on. The home is now a bed and breakfast where guests could spend the night and maybe encounter one of its original residents.

Travel Advisory: If traveling from a restricted state, you must quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts.  States and territories currently exempt from this ordinance include Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont.

The Winchester Mystery House
Located in San Jose, California, the sprawling mansion of Sarah Winchester tells the tragic tale of a woman’s grief turned to madness. After losing both her infant daughter and husband William Winchester (of the affluent gun manufacturing family) only years apart she inherited millions of dollars. She used that money to create an endless maze of a home so that the spirits of her husband’s “victims” (those shot using a Winchester gun) would never find her. As it stands now the mansion has seven stories, 161 rooms, 10,000 panes of glass, and 47 fireplaces.

Travel Advisory: The house is open to tours and visitors. Please visit California’s official travel site for up to date information on COVID-19 travel restrictions.

The LaLaurie Mansion – New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is known for its paranormal activity and the LaLaurie Mansion is said to be the most haunted home in America’s spookiest city. Madame LaLaurie was a high society woman with a penchant for violence. The mansion’s attic became a torture chamber where she brutalized, mutilated, and killed dozens of slaves. After the extent of her depravity was discovered she fled to France, and her whereabouts were never discovered.

Please note this is a private residence and is not open to tours.

Travel Advisory: Currently, there are no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements for travelers or individuals entering the state of Louisiana.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is an online travel agency that specializes in providing cheap flights and great last-minute flights deals for travelers worldwide. Consumers can book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone (1-646-738-4820) 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 to help find flight tickets to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, to learn how to travel the world for less.

CheapOair Recommends the U.S. Hispanic Sites Everyone Should Visit

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month is going strong and CheapOair’s celebration also continues with a series of cultural spotlights, blog posts, and travel tips that honor Hispanic, Latino, and Latinx heritages. This week, the travel experts at CheapOair offer their recommendations for travelers looking to experience the importance of U.S. Hispanic culture first-hand.

Please note: Due to travel restrictions as a result of Covid-19, please check local state safety guides, location websites, and CDC guidelines before visiting any of these sites.

César E. Chávez National Monument – Keene, California
As one of the most prolific figures in 20th century Hispanic history, César Chávez was a powerful voice for the plight of agricultural workers across the U.S. As a result of his leadership, the United Farm Workers of America was established and became the country’s first permanent agricultural union.

Nearest Airport: Visalia Municipal Airport

La Villita – San Antonio, Texas
This unique village-turned-arts-community is located on the south bank of the San Antonio River Walk and is chock full of Hispanic history and artifacts. With Mexican folk art, handmade jewelry, and beautiful architecture, this destination is a must-visit for anyone who loves immersing themselves in history and culture.

Nearest Airport: San Antonio International Airport

Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area – Colorado’s San Luis Valley, Colorado
The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, which is an expansive 3,000 square miles of south-central Colorado, exists as a testament of the strength and determination of 19th century Hispanic settlers. The ranch of Teofilo Trujillo, known as the Trujillo Homestead, is a still-standing log cabin and property of one of the families who struggled and triumphed while navigating their way through what was then a brand-new territory.

Nearest Airport: San Luis Valley Regional Airport

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 (1-646-738-4820) 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 to help find 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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