Travelport said users of the Worldspan, Galileo and Apollo GDSs can now sell United Airlines' Economy Plus seats through their standard desktop and workflow processes.
“Our launch with United is more proof positive that Travelport is ready, willing and able to deliver technology to market and merchandise ancillary products and services to and through the travel agency channel,” Dan Westbrook, Travelport's vice president of supplier development, said in a statement.
He added that Travelport allows agents book ancillary products “in a way that protects the integrity and efficiency of the travel shopping, GDS booking and management process for travel agents, and at the same time provide travelers with options and transparency.”
Amos Khim, managing director of marketing distribution strategy for United said, “United is pleased to work with Travelport to broaden our distribution of Economy Plus through channels where our customers shop.”
Travelport and United agreed last year to modify their GDS full-content agreement to allow agents access to Economy Plus seating "over time."
Economy Plus seats offer as many as five more inches of legroom than regular economy seats. Economy Plus seats are toward the front of the economy cabin.