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GetThere to Offer United Airlines’ Economy Plus Seats to Corporate Customers

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, July 22, 2010 – GetThere, the world’s leading travel and collaboration management solution, announced today that it will begin offering United Airlines’ Economy Plus seats this fall. Today’s announcement 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.


“United has been very thoughtful about its Economy Plus strategy and they understand the value that Sabre provides,” said Suzanne Neufang, general manager of GetThere. “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.”


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.


Three out of four customers who purchase Economy Plus say they will do so again, and we are pleased to build upon our current capabilities in the Sabre GDS and make these popular seats available to even more customers through Sabre’s GetThere system,” said Robert McDowell, managing director – Sales and Distribution, United. “Extending this service agreement to our corporate customers will provide more options for business travelers to customize their trips.”


About GetThere – GetThere is the world’s leading travel and collaboration management solution, surpassing $9 billion in annual bookings. GetThere’s proven technology and unparalleled global service infrastructure helps corporations collectively save millions in air and hotel costs. Through its unique 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). Companies using GetThere and the Sabre GDS together can optimize efficiency and cost savings across the entire travel procurement process. More information is available at http:/www.getthere.com.


Media Contact:


Heidi Castle

Sabre Holdings



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