KAYAK for Business, KAYAK‘s free corporate travel solution has integrated Southwest Airlines® into its platform making the process of booking a business trip and earning Southwest Rapid Rewards points easier. Through the integration, travelers and travel decision makers will be able to compare all available travel options in one place, making KAYAK for Business a one-stop-shop designed for small and medium sized businesses.
Southwest Business Customers can now access the airline’s everyday low fares on KAYAK for Business which includes any discounts or the ability to book travel using Rapid Rewards points where applicable. Southwest continues setting itself apart from the industry and being one of the only airlines around the world that refuses to charge change fees (a fare difference might apply) and where bags fly free® (first two checked bags, size and weight limits apply). Through the KAYAK for Business interface, users can now also add EarlyBird®, allowing customers to be checked in for their flights automatically 36 hours prior to departure.
With more than 10,000 small and medium sized businesses signed up for KAYAK for Business, the company is also rolling out two new features for KAYAK for Business users including the ability to cancel and change your trip as well as pay for upcoming trips with unused tickets or travel credit. Understanding how quickly travel plans (and restrictions) are changing these days, it’s crucial for business travelers to have maximum flexibility.
“Business travelers want to see all of their options in one place – something that has been missing from other corporate travel solutions – and one that Kayak for Business can deliver,” said Jonathan Fitzsimons, Head of Business Development, KAYAK for Business. “With Southwest joining Kayak for Business, business travelers and travel decision makers alike now have access to more travel options than ever before.”
KAYAK for Business is a tool that not only enables companies to book directly with the airline while earning rewards but it also provides them with the necessary controls to set company travel policies and still have visibility into spending habits – all for free.
“At Southwest, we believe business travel should be easy and simple,” said Eric Hall, Director of B2B Channel Strategy and Relations at Southwest Airlines. “Our list of API-connected partners continues to grow, making our content available to more travelers in their preferred channel of choice.”
KAYAK for Business is free, fast and easy. It brings the leisure travel experience to the outdated interface of the corporate travel world. Through the power of metasearch, KAYAK for Businesses, provides companies with big cost savings, gets everyone in the company under one platform and offers a quick and efficient approval process for travel and expenses. To make it easier for employees to compare the price difference along with what’s included in each ticket offering, company displays a side-by-side comparison of travel and fare options.
With over 1.5 billion searches made in 40 international sites, KAYAK gives travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation rentals. KAYAK is an independently managed subsidiary of Booking Holdings.