CheapOair Announces Top Memorial Day Destinations

NEW YORK, April 29, 2014

CheapOair, a leading travel agency serving customers online, by phone and mobile apps, today released data showing the top destinations where its customers will be traveling for Memorial Day weekend. After a long winter, CheapOair data shows that travelers are looking to escape to warmer weather, with a majority of sun and sand destinations seeing strong growth in ticket sales year over year.

“This is the perfect time of year to find affordable airfare deals to warm weather destinations,” said Patrick Fragale, chief content officer at CheapOair. “The data shows huge increases in bookings to destinations like Fort Lauderdale, San Jose Cabo and St. Maarten that are also seeing a decrease in airfare over last year’s Memorial Day travel dates.”

Travelers planning to vacation between May 23 and May 27, 2014 will find deals to popular destinations in Florida and California, with domestic airfare just over $300 roundtrip. International travel is also very popular, with short-haul flights to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean seeing an average airfare around $500 roundtrip.

Most Popular Destinations (2014 Avg. Roundtrip Airfare) 2014-13 Airfare Cost Change

  1. St. Maarten ($376.28) New to list
  2. Bermuda ($445.95) No change
  3. San Jose, Costa Rica ($464.27) -3%
  4. Cancun ($503.79) -14%
  5. Orlando, Fla. ($320.86) 8%
  6. San Jose Cabo ($619.84) -11%
  7. Puerto Rico ($448.04) 20%
  8. Mexico City ($383.42) -3%
  9. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ($302.76) -9%
  10. San Diego, Calif. ($382.82) 16%

The average prices above are based on bookings made on by April 21, 2014 for travel between May 23 and 27, 2014. Fares are roundtrip and include taxes and fees. Fares are based on historical data, are subject to change, and cannot be guaranteed at the time of booking.

SOURCE CheapOair

CheapOair Announced as the First U.S. Travel Agency to Offer Ancillary Products for Air Canada

NEW YORK, April 18, 2014

CheapOair announced today that Air Canada customers can now tailor their travel plans on with a variety of the airline’s ancillary products. After partnering with leading airlines like US Airways and American Airlines to sell their ancillary products on, the brand became the first U.S. travel agency to offer these products to customers in Canada. The option to add extras such as seats meals and airport lounge access to a booking from CheapOair’s payment page gives customers extra freedom and control over their travel plans.

“We are proud to offer our customers the option to purchase Air Canada’s added value options on our site,” said Patriek Karayil, chief marketing officer at CheapOair. “Working with Air Canada to make its products available or sale on emphasizes our commitment to providing Canadian customers with more choice when planning and booking their travel.”

Air Canada’s products offer CheapOair customers the following:

  • Seats: Standard advance seat selection, preferred seats with more legroom
  • Meals: Onboard Café offers a variety of snack items on flights between 90 minutes and two hours and a fresh selection of meal items on flights of two hours or more
  • Maple Leaf Lounge access: Enjoy 21 award-winning lounges at all major airports in Canada and at key international locations, including complimentary light snacks and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages (including local beer on tap, cappuccino and espresso), Sony high definition televisions, complementary high speed internet access, Hewlett Packard business centers featuring color laser printing and PC workstations, conference rooms in select locations and cell-free quiet zones
  • On My Way™ travel service: Rebooking on any North American airlines, complementary meal allowance, hotel accommodation or ground transportation for any extended delay, and specialized call center assistance tailored to a customer’s needs.

CheapOair continually provides added value for travelers looking for extras like priority seats or the ability to change their plans at a moment’s notice, and priority access to specially-trained agents who are available around the clock to assist with unexpected travel needs.

About CheapOair

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