Fareportal Now Offering United Economy Plus® Seats
Leading next generation travel concierge agency offers customers extra legroom seating and booking availability through its online, mobile and call center channels.
NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2016 – Fareportal, the technology company behind consumer travel brands CheapOair and OneTravel, announced today that it is the first online travel agency to offer United Economy Plus® seats on its booking platforms.
Customers booking travel on United through Fareportal’s travel sites can now choose to add a United Economy Plus seat to their reservation. United Economy Plus offers travelers extra legroom in the first rows of economy class, allowing them to stretch out with more room to work and relax, and be among the first to exit the plane. United Economy Plus, a top selling ancillary product for Fareportal, is available on Fareportal’s consumer websites, mobile apps, and through their contact centers.
“One of the ways United is working on becoming the airline of choice is by providing relevant content in the channels where customers shop,” said Jake Cefolia, United’s vice president of Sales, Americas. “Fareportal and United are working together to help make the entire travel experience convenient, comfortable and friendly.”
“Customers often request extra legroom and comfortable seating, so to help address this interest we’ve worked with United to offer its Economy Plus product to our customers,” said Werner Kunz, COO at Fareportal. “This relationship allows Fareportal to continue to offer customers an effortless, affordable, and enjoyable booking experience online and by phone.”
About United Airlines
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of nearly 5,000 flights a day to 342 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 700 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 20 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. Approximately 84,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
Fareportal is a high-tech, high-touch Travel Company that powers the next generation travel concierge. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated contact centers; Fareportal has forged strong industry partnerships providing access to over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and 100s of car rental companies that serve millions of customers every year. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal’s airline partners can benefit from access to a broad customer base that books high-yield international travel and add-on ancillaries. To learn more, visit www.Fareportal.com
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