Fareportal Launches Ancillary Products For American Airlines On CheapOair.com

Aug 05, 2013, 10:39 ET from American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas and NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines customers booking travel on Fareportal's consumer website, CheapOair.com, now will be able to tailor their travel plans with American's Choice Essential and Choice Plus products, and Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seating options. CheapOair is the first major online travel agency to offer customers American's Choice Essential and Choice Plus products.

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The option to add Choice Essential, Choice Plus, Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats to a booking from CheapOair's payment page gives customers extra freedom and control over their travel plans.

"American has always been focused on providing our customers with valuable choices to help customize their travel experience," said Cory Garner, American's Managing Director – Sales Operations and Distribution. "We are pleased to partner with Fareportal to develop a solution that displays our ancillary products in a customer-friendly way, clearly demonstrating the benefits of American's industry-standard direct connection technology."

American's products offer customers the following:

  • Choice Essential: No change fee, one free checked bag and Group 1 boarding.
  • Choice Plus: No change fee, one free checked bag and Group 1 boarding, plus additional 50 percent AAdvantage mileage bonus, same-day flight change, same-day standby and a premium beverage.
  • Main Cabin Extra: Seats in the front of the Main Cabin with up to six inches of additional legroom and Group 1 boarding.
  • Preferred Seats: Seats more favorably located within the Main Cabin, such as exit rows and aisle seats.

Fareportal continually provides added value for travelers looking for extras like priority boarding or the ability to change their plans at a moment's notice. Now more than ever, Fareportal has solidified the position of CheapOair as an advanced one-stop shop for all of a traveler's booking needs, giving them the ability to design their travel experience and get the most value out of their trip.

"We are proud to offer our customers the option to purchase American's added value options on our site," said Sam Jain, CEO of Fareportal. "Working with American to make its products available for sale on CheapOair emphasizes our commitment to providing customers with more choice when planning and booking their travel."

About American Airlines
American Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across the globe, serving more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories. American's fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations including important markets such as London, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. With more than 500 new planes scheduled to join the fleet, including continued deliveries of the Boeing 737 family of aircraft and new additions such as the Boeing 777-300ER and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, American is building toward the youngest and most modern fleet among major U.S. carriers. American's website, aa.com®, provides customers with easy access to check and book fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's AAdvantage® program, voted Airline Program of the Year at the 2013 Freddie Awards, lets members earn miles for travel and everyday purchases and redeem miles for flights to almost 950 destinations worldwide, as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. The airline also offers nearly 40 Admirals Club® locations worldwide providing comfort, convenience, and an environment with a full range of services making it easy for customers to stay productive without interruption. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest airlines in the world, including global brands like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN and Qantas. Together, its members serve more than 840 destinations served by some 9,000 daily flights to nearly 160 countries and territories. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir or Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.

About Fareportal
Fareportal is an industry-leading travel technology company that develops innovative tools for leisure and business travelers, partners and suppliers. Its range of products includes affordable travel deals across the mobile and social web, and advertising solutions that deliver value and results. With a portfolio of brands including CheapOair.com, CheapOair.ca, CheapOair.co.uk, CheapOstay and OneTravel, Fareportal makes booking and planning travel easy and hassle-free for millions of customers every year.

SOURCE American Airlines