AmTrav Corporate Booking Tool Becomes First To Offer Extra Leg Room Seats on Delta & United
Travel management company eliminates the two-step process of buying tickets and then upgrading on the airlines’ websites
On Delta, for as little as $9, travelers can get 3 to 4 more inches of legroom than standard economy seats along with priority boarding. Previously, travelers would have to purchase an economy ticket and then go to the Delta website to try to upgrade to Economy Comfort Seats. Many didn't even know the option was available.
Similarly, on United, who offers more seats with extra leg room than any other carrier, travelers can upgrade to Economy Plus to get extra legroom and seats toward the front the plane.
Paid seat purchases on the AmTrav tool are fully integrated into the platform's travel policy and reporting modules. Companies are able to set rules for who can purchase paid seats, under what circumstances, and get reports on spend and compliance. Travelers who are not authorized to purchase premium seats have the option to purchase them with a personal credit card, in which case the price will not flow to the company expense reports.
The paid seat enhancements are part of a suite of upgrades in AmTrav's just released fourth generation corporate booking tool, which also includes enhanced support for airline fare families and upgrade bundles; more robust travel policy enforcement; and mobile itinerary management.
"By building software in-house, AmTrav has been able to be much more nimble and responsive than our competitors, who are generally at the mercy of third party companies and off-the-shelf products," said Klee. "As more airlines choose to make premium seating and other ancillary services available on third-party sites, we will continue to be very aggressive in integrating them into our offering."
Headquartered in Chicago, IL, AmTrav is a global business travel agency that rescues companies from the hassles of business travel. AmTrav"s easy-to-use online travel booking tool and always-accessible, highly-experienced travel support team were assembled explicitly to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. By providing quick 24/7 assistance across a range of convenient channels such as direct phone lines, live chat, email and text, AmTrav gets business travelers there and back in the smartest, timeliest, easiest and most cost-effective way possible.