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5 Reasons Why Booking Your Air Tickets Using Your Smartphone Is So ‘Wicked’

Blog post   •   Dec 04, 2018 08:09 GMT

You have probably heard the news recently that we have expanded our mobile air booking offering in 20 key markets around the world, giving travelers the option of securing their flights directly on the myCWT™ app.

But, why is this such a game changer? Here’s 5 reasons to embrace this new way of making reservations. If you try it, there will be no going back.

1. You will be as fast as lightning. We live in an era where we rush through life. Time is money, hence you will be happy to hear that booking a typical domestic itinerary can take as little as 60 seconds from start to finish. Say goodbye to waiting for an email confirming your next trip or spending 20 minutes on the phone checking schedules. Hopefully, you will cash back those precious minutes to catch your breath and smell the roses or, at least, to do something you enjoy.

2. By saving money, you will make your travel manager and your boss happy. As Plato said once, “Caring about the happiness of others, we find our own.”

Early analysis shows that clients with air booking capability have seen a 30% shift from offline to online, saving on fees. Plus, the air booking capability has a set of innovative features, including a ‘best time to book’ indicator, which will alert you when prices are expected to increase, and recommends an optimal time to book. That generates savings and encourages early booking, something we know your travel manager will love you for.

And, a 24-hour search function gives you a complete list of options, including cheaper flights outside a specified window. This simplifies your booking experience for you, while, again, saving costs for your employer. A win-win for all.

3. You will have a mind-pop saver. Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat because you just remembered you should have booked your flights well in advance to save money or did the realization maybe happen when you were on the bus back home? Fear no more. Thanks to myCWT the only thing you need to do now is grab your phone and proceed.

4. And the perfect excuse to be lazy. If the epiphany happens when you have already closed your computer, don’t worry. You do not need to turn it on again or get your laptop out of its case. You can just easily do the reservation over the mobile app.

5. You will shine at every party. Help your friends to organize their next escape by checking the best alternative flights to their dreamed destination. CWT’s mobile air booking supports global distribution system (GDS) and low-cost carrier content so you can be sure to offer them the best alternatives.


Blog author: Alice Heurtebise, Product Marketing Manager, Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

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