Fareportal Launches Ancillary Products For American Airlines On CheapOair.com

FORT WORTH, Texas and NEW YORK, August 5, 2013

American Airlines customers booking travel on Fareportal’s consumer website, CheapOair.com, now will be able to tailor their travel plans with American’s Choice Essential and Choice Plus products, and Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seating options. CheapOair is the first major online travel agency to offer customers American’s Choice Essential and Choice Plus products.

The option to add Choice Essential, Choice Plus, Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats to a booking from CheapOair’s payment page gives customers extra freedom and control over their travel plans.

“American has always been focused on providing our customers with valuable choices to help customize their travel experience,” said Cory Garner, American’s Managing Director – Sales Operations and Distribution. “We are pleased to partner with Fareportal to develop a solution that displays our ancillary products in a customer-friendly way, clearly demonstrating the benefits of American’s industry-standard direct connection technology.”

American’s products offer customers the following:

  • Choice Essential: No change fee, one free checked bag and Group 1 boarding.
  • Choice Plus: No change fee, one free checked bag and Group 1 boarding, plus additional 50 percent AAdvantage mileage bonus, same-day flight change, same-day standby and a premium beverage.
  • Main Cabin Extra: Seats in the front of the Main Cabin with up to six inches of additional legroom and Group 1 boarding.
  • Preferred Seats: Seats more favorably located within the Main Cabin, such as exit rows and aisle seats.

Fareportal continually provides added value for travelers looking for extras like priority boarding or the ability to change their plans at a moment’s notice. Now more than ever, Fareportal has solidified the position of CheapOair as an advanced one-stop shop for all of a traveler’s booking needs, giving them the ability to design their travel experience and get the most value out of their trip.

“We are proud to offer our customers the option to purchase American’s added value options on our site,” said Sam Jain, CEO of Fareportal. “Working with American to make its products available for sale on CheapOair emphasizes our commitment to providing customers with more choice when planning and booking their travel.”

SOURCE: American Airlines