Fareportal, a high-tech, high-touch travel company powering the next generation of travel, and Amadeus, a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry, announced today that customers booking through CheapOair or OneTravel now have the ability to book preferred seating on select airline partners through Amadeus’ global distribution system.
The new technology allows travelers booking flights on CheapOair and OneTravel to see a real-time view of the available seats along with any additional costs associated with preferred seating. Due to Fareportal’s history of successfully selling ancillary products, Fareportal was selected by Amadeus as a partner to pilot test this new functionality on American Airlines flights.
“We are proud to offer our customers the option to purchase added value products on our sites,” said Sam Jain, CEO of Fareportal. “Working with Amadeus to make its ancillary products available for sale on CheapOair and OneTravel emphasizes our commitment to providing customers with more choices when booking their trip.”
The system integration allows customers to select paid seats through the interactive seat map before checkout for a seamless booking process and an enhanced customer experience. And although this back-end update will go unnoticed by consumers during the booking process, behind-the-scenes connectivity based on the latest NDC standards will help ensure more user satisfaction.
“At Amadeus, we are focused on providing technology and global travel content that enables our industry partners to offer consumers clear and convenient options so they can book their desired travel experience. The broader the choice, the better it is for the entire travel ecosystem,” said Scott Gutz, Chief Executive Officer, Amadeus North America.
Fareportal is dedicated to continually improving technology as well as providing added value for customers. Fareportal is excited to continue to lead innovation in the ancillary product category to offer customers more choices and more flexibility.