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March/April 2019

Travelport to sell United Airlines Economy Plus seating

Travelport-connected agents in the U.S can now sell United Airlines Economy Plus extra-legroom seating, the distribution services provider has announced today.

Travelport becomes the first GDS to re-launch the capability for travel agents to sell the additional space and comfort of Economy Plus.

United Airlines said it’s working closely with Travelport to improve its ability to sell ancillary products like Economy Plus.

Travelport also said its agents now have the ability to access Economy Plus seat availability and prices within the agent workflow, as well as book complimentary Economy Plus seats for qualified MileagePlus customers.

"We're delighted to provide Travelport-connected travel agents in the U.S. with the ability to offer and fulfill their customers' wishes to purchase United Economy Plus seating and to become the first GDS to do so," said Chris Engle, vice president, Air Services, Travelport.

"This is a prime example of Travelport executing one piece of its merchandising strategy to partner with airlines to enable them to distribute their fares and ancillary content exactly how they choose to," he added.

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