A joint online marketing relationship between US Airways and SideStep, a privately held company, is set to bring customers a new option for finding and booking online travel bargains.
SideStep offers a free Internet search tool that can be downloaded via US Airways` Web site and centrally links various travel- related Web sites to bring together the best available prices based on the customer`s request.
The service explores more than 80 travel-supplier Web sites in search of the most desirable travel arrangements—including Web specials and weekend Internet fares. SideStep then connects customers directly to the airline, car rental and hotel brands that they trust when making travel arrangements.
Another innovative SideStep feature is the ability for customers to sort search results by price, airline or flight connections, so they can find the options that best meet their preferences.
SideStep users receive special incentives, such as frequent flier miles offered by the airlines, hotels and other travel suppliers for booking directly through their sites. Customers can see a demonstration of SideStep at usairways.com, with the option to download the software at no cost.