Posted on: 11 November 2014 by Mark Howells
Routehappy, a product differentiation service for air travel, has entered a partnership with travel company Expedia which will allow Expedia customers to filter flight options by seat, amenities, and speed.
Routehappy’s main features include an overall score for a flight as well as ‘Happiness Factors’ which present specific data on a flight’s aircraft, seats, layout, Wi-Fi, entertainment and power on the majority of flights globally.
This data is built from two key systems, Flightpad and Flightmatch. Routehappy researches and verifies data from hundreds of disparate sources to create Flightpad, whilst Flightmatch is a set of powerful and intelligent algorithms that dynamically match and score Happiness Factors, duration, and ratings for billions of possible flight combinations.
Expedia has begun integrating select Routehappy data into Expedia.com flight searches in the U.S. and plans to expand the data integration globally.
“We're establishing Routehappy as the industry's definitive source for differentiation data, content, and tools to create more value in-flight shopping,” explained Robert Albert, Routehappy’s CEO. “Airlines are investing huge sums to enhance products and services. Routehappy offers a source for robust and accurate product information so when travellers shop they are exposed to a rich set of options.
Routehappy's products are focused on differentiation to benefit airlines, distributors, and flyers alike. We're thrilled to be working with Expedia as they lead the next wave of flight shopping innovation.”
“Expedia is focused on creating the best flight product for consumers,” said Greg Schulze, senior VP of global tour & transport at Expedia. “Our partnership with Routehappy enables us to do that by presenting valuable information to help travellers make the most informed decision possible.”