Established in 1989 by Jeff Klee. CheapAir or Cheapair.com is based in Calabasas, California; with other offices in Chicago and Denver. The company is privately owned and according to Travel Weekly, Cheapair.com; under the parent Amtrav, is ranked #48 in the 2013 List of Travel Agencies in the United States.
Origins and Ownership
Founded by Chief Executive Officer: Jeff Klee in 1989. Cheapair.com was originally known as 1-800-Cheap-Air prior to the website launch in 2000. Craig Fichtelberg became a co-founder and president in 1993 and began the nationwide expansion from California, to Chicago, to New York City.
In 2011, the company announced their Price Drop Payback. A program that guarantees to reimburse any price difference before a flight. After airlines began adding ancillary revenue, Cheapair added amenities like WiFi, movies, Live TV and Powers ports, to its online shopping display. The company also created the first voice-activated flight search for iOS.
What people are saying
There are plenty of reviews regarding the services offered by Cheapair. As i was searching for reviews, i’ve noticed that the company receives a number of negative reviews, though some do actually find the good things about Cheapair, still, there are some who still finds the website disappointing.
Here are some of th reviews:
“I was looking for a reasonable fare from Newark to Tampa. Not only was the trip I booked on Cheapoair more than a hundred dollars less than others, it was also direct both ways and early in the morning which is my preference and they also got me aisle seats. All in it was the best travel experience I have had in years.”
—Marlene Fahey (Vallecitos, United States)
“Price Drop Money back Guarantee is an absolute scam! Price dropes $50,so they gave me $50 towards my NEXT trip!Thats not how Money Back works!Called Customer service, they just refuse to.take any responsibility at all, not willing to work with customers what so ever!”
—George Matsukatov (United States.)
The website shows a cartoon-ish website that allows its users to book a flight, hotel reservation and car rentals. Users are also allowed to check for scheduled dates and other varieties, including cabin classes. You can check the website’s full features and offers by visiting their site, which you can do by clicking here.
The website also offers their mobile app, in which you can download by clicking the link given below:
Cheapair App: iOS
- Website URL: http://www.cheapair.com
- Contact number: 1-800-243-2724 / (outside USA) +1-818-436-3320
- Contact Email: Help@CheapAir.com
- Head Office Address: 26707 West Agoura Road Calabasas, CA 91302 United States
Personally, I think Cheapair is not bad at all. They offer services to their customers–great services, for a good, cheap price. I just hope that the complaints and reviews coming from their customers won’t be taken lightly. Overall, Cheapair still continues to operate up to this day and still provides its services towards travellers.