Articles tagged “cheapoair”

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

4 months ago

Airlines Are Slowly Allowing Third Parties to Sell Their Best Products

Airlines Are Slowly Allowing Third Parties to Sell Their Best Products

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

1 year ago

Lufthansa Expands Services With CheapOair Even as Airline Pursues Surcharge

Lufthansa Expands Services With CheapOair Even as Airline Pursues Surcharge

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

2 years ago

Orbitz Settles Lawsuit With Hidden Cities Startup Founder

Orbitz Settles Lawsuit With Hidden Cities Startup Founder

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

2 years ago

CheapOair Parent Enters Mexico Market Through Investment in Consolidator

CheapOair Parent Enters Mexico Market Through Investment in Consolidator

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

2 years ago

CheapOair’s TV Ad Pitchman Inspired by the Trivago Guy

CheapOair’s TV Ad Pitchman Inspired by the Trivago Guy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

3 years ago

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

3 years ago

Top 10 Most Popular Travel Brands on YouTube in July

Top 10 Most Popular Travel Brands on YouTube in July

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Summer is the time for group travel. Identify with your brand's audience through their families and friends.

3 years ago

CheapOair Adds More Fees to Spirit Airlines’ Bag Fees

CheapOair Adds More Fees to Spirit Airlines’ Bag Fees

Dennis Schaal, Skift

CheapOair has created a niche as a go-to place for airlines such as US Airways, American and now Spirit to accelerate the distribution of their ancillary services, but in the Spirit case, at least, travelers aren't getting a bargain when compared with booking on Spirit.com.

3 years ago

American Airlines Signs First Post-Merger Booking Site Pact With CheapOair

American Airlines Signs First Post-Merger Booking Site Pact With CheapOair

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With its focus on flights, CheapOair sells a ton of seats for American Airlines and US Airways, and this pact is a bow to that performance.

3 years ago

Travelocity Tops Online Travel Agencies in Customer Satisfaction Survey

Travelocity Tops Online Travel Agencies in Customer Satisfaction Survey

Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times

Travelocity officials have long said that its brand punches above its weight with consumers, and the J.D. Power survey bears that out. Still, Travelocity's top marks are somewhat ironic because for the last few months Expedia has been providing Travelocity with customer service and technology.

3 years ago

New Skift Report: Evolving Strategies in Travel Ad Tech and Bookings

New Skift Report: Evolving Strategies in Travel Ad Tech and Bookings

Rafat Ali, Skift

Advertising technology is driving a programmatic sea change in online bookings. To understand these changes, get the report.

3 years ago