CheapAir.com First to Let Travelers Search for Flights using Natural Language
CALABASAS, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Now finding cheap airline tickets on CheapAir.com is even easier, thanks to an innovative semantic search feature being rolled out on the travel deal website. Easy Search(TM) from CheapAir lets travelers type a simple sentence or phrase describing the flight they want into the search field and quickly returns the best results. CheapAir.com is the first consumer travel website to use this cutting-edge, natural language translation technology.
Now, instead of having to click through a tedious travel search form with its numerous fields, cumbersome calendars and confusing airport codes, CheapAir.com customers can simply type a query like, “L.A. to Newark on July 3(rd), back on the 10th” and Easy Search will do all the work for them. Savvy travelers will appreciate that this intuitive search box accepts city and airport codes, too, and allows users to enter the date in any format they want. For instance, you can do a search from Miami to Chicago on April 10(th) through April 15(th) just by typing “mia chi 410 415″ instead of filling out a whole form, individually inputting each piece of information. Such capabilities make Easy Search a huge time saver, and a fast, convenient way to find the lowest airfares on the already user-friendly CheapAir site.
“Easy Search is one more thing we’re doing differently than the competition to make it easier to book travel arrangements,” said Jeff Klee, Chief Executive Officer of CheapAir.com. “We were the first consumer travel website to list flight amenities to help customers find comfortable flights, and now we’re the first to use natural language searching to make booking a flight much faster.”
Founded in 1989 with a mission of radically simplifying the way people shop for travel deals, CheapAir.com uses powerful, sophisticated technology and proprietary trip planning tools to create a simple flight search experience not available on other travel websites. CheapAir.com is the only online travel agency in the U.S. to provide travelers with a comprehensive listing of onboard flight amenities like Wi-Fi, live TV and personal video monitors. They also offer Price Drop Payback, Mix & Match Fares, top-flight picks and the ability to search for deals using an interactive map showing the lowest fares to all major destinations in the world.
“We will continue to innovate so customers can plan trips in any way that is comfortable for them,” notes Klee. “We’re crunching more than 25 million fares a day to help customers find the lowest fares out there, quickly and painlessly.”
For more information about CheapAir.com, please visit www.cheapair.com.
Headquartered in Calabasas, CA, CheapAir.com is powered by a team of 50 travel enthusiasts who use cutting edge technology and superior customer service to radically simplify the way people shop for travel deals. Our proprietary air fare shopping engine does all the work for you, using a patented algorithm that scours the web for the lowest prices on the planet. We show you fares and flight options in a simple, easy to navigate site with all the best flight amenities to bring some joy to your trip planning.
CEO Jeff Klee started CheapAir.com in 1989 from his college dorm room after getting a crash course in the airline industry while planning a backpacking trip through Europe on a student’s budget. CheapAir.com still takes a creative approach to fare finding that has helped over three million people buy plane tickets with confidence.