Articles tagged “cheapoair”

Online Travel

Google’s Ticketing for Attractions Off to Rough Start

Google's attractions ticket beta has been among its least elegant in travel to date. This has angered many tour operators because it couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.

Google’s Ticketing for Attractions Off to Rough Start

Online Travel

CheapOair Is Now Enrolling Flyers in AA Advantage

American Airlines gave CheapOair a vote of confidence in permitting the online travel agency to enroll AA Advantage members. Look for more online travel agencies to establish these types of deals.

CheapOair Is Now Enrolling Flyers in AA Advantage

Online Travel

CheapOair Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against JetBlue: What’s It Mean for Big Online Travel Agencies?

Airlines all over the world to varying degrees are pursuing direct-booking strategies. Is JetBlue's decision to remove its flights from CheapOair and OneTravel an isolated dispute or are Expedia and Priceline next on JetBlue's target list?

CheapOair Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against JetBlue: What’s It Mean for Big Online Travel Agencies?

Online Travel

Airbnb Flights: Should It Build, Buy or Borrow an Airline Booking Service?

A prudent strategy for Airbnb might be to initially partner with an online travel agency in an affiliate relationship so it can access flights for its customers. In that way, Airbnb could test whether its users want to book flights on the site without taking the big risks involved in making a large acquisition, which could always come later.

Airbnb Flights: Should It Build, Buy or Borrow an Airline Booking Service?

Airlines

Airlines Are Slowly Allowing Third Parties to Sell Their Best Products

Airlines are finally broadening the distribution of ancillaries and other specialized fare products. Business travelers who want to stretch their legs are the immediate beneficiaries.

Airlines Are Slowly Allowing Third Parties to Sell Their Best Products

Online Travel

Lufthansa Expands Services With CheapOair Even as Airline Pursues Surcharge

Lufthansa is being pragmatic. The airline knows its differences with the global distribution systems will get sorted out, one way or another, over the long term. In the meantime it still needs travel agencies such as CheapOair to sell its tickets and ancillary services.

Lufthansa Expands Services With CheapOair Even as Airline Pursues Surcharge

Online Travel

Orbitz Settles Lawsuit With Hidden Cities Startup Founder

Skiplagged doesn't have much of a future as a business beyond being an informational website. It is doubtful that Skiplagged would get authorization to link to a travel agency to enable Skiplagged users to book hidden-city itineraries because travel agencies would get into big trouble with airlines for facilitating such bookings.

Orbitz Settles Lawsuit With Hidden Cities Startup Founder

SkiftX

CheapOair Parent Enters Mexico Market Through Investment in Consolidator

CheapOair is making a big bet on Mexico and Latin America and it is doing so through an investment in a consolidator, a type of commercial enterprise the company knows well because the special fares obtained through consolidators spawned Fareportal and CheapOair in the first place.

CheapOair Parent Enters Mexico Market Through Investment in Consolidator

Media and PR

CheapOair’s TV Ad Pitchman Inspired by the Trivago Guy

You can see travel advertisers on TV trying to create memorable characters. There's Priceline's The Negotiator and attempts by Trivago with the Trivago Guy and Hotels.com with Captain Obvious. It's a very tough thing to do, and CheapOair is trying to take a shortcut.

CheapOair’s TV Ad Pitchman Inspired by the Trivago Guy

Online Travel

Interview: CheapOAir CEO on Bridging the Gap Between Booking Site and Travel Agent

Hotel site Getaroom.com tried to drive consumers from its Web site to a call centers for up-selling, but the much larger CheapOair is intent on doing both -- perfecting online booking and giving travelers that option, but also prodding them to phone agents in its company-owned call centers.

Interview: CheapOAir CEO on Bridging the Gap Between Booking Site and Travel Agent