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

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 (, 1-646-738-4820) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available 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.

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