CheapOAir was founded by current CEO Sam Jain in 2005. The company is headquartered in New York, New York, and is a subsidiary of Fareportal, Inc. CheapOAir is on online travel service that offers discount airline tickets, hotel reservations, rental cars, and vacation packages.
The company is the 9th largest online travel service and offers app’s for both Android and IOS cell phones. CheapOAir has received numerous recognitions in magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times, USA Today, and Fortune. The company’s website receives more than 20 million visitors each year (2014) and has agreements with 450 airlines. The company states that they have discounts on approximately 100 million airline tickets at any given time.
CheapOAir was the first online travel agency to offer ancillary items American Airlines and US Air, such as WiFi services, upgraded seating, and early boarding privileges.
The founder and CEO of CheapOAir says that on a normal day, the company receives about 20,000 phone calls. Due to flight cancellations because of the coronavirus, they now receive 200,000 calls each and every day.
CheapOAir maintains their corporate office in New York, New York.