Merchant Category: Travel
We believe buying airline tickets should be easy
Our creative data-driven approach make it so
Headquartered in Calabasas, CA, CheapAir’s team of 125 travel enthusiasts use cutting edge technology, a boatload of airfare data, and superior customer service to make it easier to buy affordable airline tickets. We’ve built a proprietary shopping engine that scours the web for the lowest prices in a simple, easy to navigate display. We’ll also tell you which flights have amenities and extra fees, so you can make sure you are comparing apples to apples. For expert travel advice, deals and inspiration connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Jeff launched CheapAir from his college dorm room at The University of Michigan while planning his own backpacking trip through Europe on a student’s budget.
CheapAir opened a call center in Los Angeles. It was originally known as 1-800-CheapAir.
1995 – 96
We added additional call centers in Chicago and New York.
The first version of CheapAir.com was launched.
Online sales overtakes phone sales.
CheapAir introduces “Price Drop Payback” becoming the only on line travel agency to offer credits when airfares drop after purchase.
First travel site to show in-flight amenities with each flight option.
CheapAir became the first travel agency world-wide to accept Bitcoin as an alternate form of payment for flights.
CheapAir creates the first voice enabled mobile app in the industry, allowing you to speak your request instead of typing it in.
CheapAir becomes the first online travel agency to integrate train schedules into air searches, allowing customers to easily compare flight and rail options side by side.
CheapAir becomes the first online travel agency to sell flights to Cuba.
CheapAir becomes the first online travel agnecy to launch a monthly payment option for flights worldwide.
CheapAir debuts industry-first shopping experience combining basic and premium airfares in a side-by-side comparison.
CheapAir becomes the first online travel agency to accept Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash and Dash for flight and hotel bookings.
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