CheapOair Leads Travel Industry by Offering Android Pay Capabilities

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Prominent Online Travel Agency continues innovative practices with new mobile payment option

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With the phenomenal growth in Android device adoption both in the U.S. and worldwide, CheapOair is excited to be the first online travel agency to launch Android Pay.

CheapOair, a leading flights-focused next generation concierge travel service consisting of a traditional travel agency with a digital front end, becomes the first in travel to offer customers the option to pay via their Android smartphone with Android Pay. Following the announcement of the Android Pay pilot program, Google identified key e-commerce mobile apps to join in the development phase of the project. CheapOair was selected as the only online travel agency to participate, consistent with its role as an industry leader in technological innovation.

Android Pay is a convenient, easy-to-use platform giving customers another secure payment option for mobile transactions. Once customers have chosen their desired itinerary, they can simply select Android Pay at checkout and within seconds their payment is safely initiated.

CheapOair’s in-house Android development team played an instrumental role in the functionality of Android Pay as it relates to the online travel agency environment. The overall architecture and business process was tested and approved by Google, Chase Paymentech, and CheapOair’s internal booking and processing teams. Lessons gleaned from CheapOair’s success with the integration are now being used as benchmarks to onboard new merchants on to the Android Pay platform.

“With the phenomenal growth in Android device adoption both in the US and worldwide, CheapOair is excited to be the first online travel agency to launch Android Pay,” said Daniel Lizio-Katzen, Senior Vice President of Product and Revenue. “We expect that it will have a transformative impact on how our customer’s book and purchase travel on their mobile devices.”

In order to offer more flexibility and convenience, CheapOair is dedicated to adding payment options customers prefer. Android Pay joins an array of other payment options accepted by CheapOair including all major credit cards, PayPal, and Apple Pay.

The CheapOair Android app can be downloaded for free through the Google Play store. Users praise the convenience of being able to use Android Pay for their flight bookings and since its launch has already grown into a highly-used mobile payment method.

CheapOair is a flights-focused hybrid travel agency that enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (http://www.cheapoair.com, 1-800-566-2345) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and 100s of car rentals. Partner airlines benefit from access to CheapOair's broad customer base that books high yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at above the industry average. Follow CheapOair on Facebook and Twitter to learn how to travel the world for less.

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