GetThere reports that it will begin offering United Airlines’ Economy Plus seats to corporate customers this fall. The announcement says the move complements access travel agents have today to the airline’s special seat offering via the Sabre global distribution system (GDS). Sabre is the only GDS that provides travel agencies the ability to sell upgraded Economy Plus seats to their customers.
“By offering their Economy Plus seats directly to corporations, we believe that United will continue to better serve its customers and see an increase in Economy Plus sales,” said Suzanne Neufang, general manager of GetThere.
The majority of America’s 100 largest business travel programs use the GetThere self-booking solution. Corporations using GetThere book more than $9 billion in travel annually, with the technology deployed in 78 countries today.
GetThere lays claim to be the world’s leading travel and collaboration management solution, surpassing $9 billion in annual bookings. GetThere offers proven technology and unparalleled global service infrastructure that helps corporations collectively save millions in air and hotel costs.
Sabre notes that, through its relationship with Travelocity, GetThere provides a familiar online booking experience for travelers of more than 3,000 companies, including a majority of multi-national Fortune 200 firms that deploy online booking. GetThere works with all major global distribution systems (GDS). Visit www.getthere.com.