Farelogix Launches iflybags
Free checked baggage calculator makes it easy for travelers to determine how much checked baggage they are allowed to take on a flight and what it will cost them
MIAMI—October 17, 2011—Farelogix today announced the launch of iflybags.com, a new interactive, online baggage calculator that takes the guesswork, frustration, and mystery out of airline checked baggage allowance and fee information for travelers.
From scuba equipment and oversized luggage to golf clubs and guitars, iflybags™ provides travelers with instant access to the most up-to-date airline checked baggage allowances and fees based on the specific traveler, number and weight of planned checked bags/items, and airline-itinerary specific information. The user simply enters basic itinerary and bag details into the iflybags website, and it instantly calculates baggage allowances and fees for travelers.
Using patent-pending technology, iflybags will also evaluate, optimize, and present the best combination of checked bags for multiple travelers on a single itinerary, taking into account traveler frequent flyer status. For example, if one traveler in a family of four has frequent flyer status and benefits from reduced checked bagged fees, iflybags will recommend that traveler check more bags than the others to save money.
“While the majority of airlines today charge for checked bags, baggage allowances and fees differ by airline and often create confusion for travelers. What we’re doing with iflybags is taking the confusion and frustration out of finding out how much baggage travelers are able to take with them on a flight and the related costs,” says Jim Davidson, CEO of Farelogix. “The goal with iflybags is to ensure that no traveler arrives at an airport without knowing what their checked baggage allowance and fees will be.”
From American Airlines, Air Canada and Southwest Airlines to Air France, Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand and more, iflybags accesses baggage data from more than 300 of the world’s airlines, with new carriers being added all the time.
To ensure travelers have access to the most up-to-date baggage allowance and fee information, iflybags is updated every hour. iflybags uses industry-standard data from the Airline Tariff Publishing Company (ATPCO), the world’s leader in the collection and distribution of airline fare and fare-related data, to calculate baggage allowances and fees.
iflybags mobile apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows smartphones will be available in the near future to provide travelers with access to baggage allowance and fee information on the go.
Farelogix is a recognized leader and innovator in the travel industry. Its groundbreaking technology is modernizing the airline commerce and distribution landscape and is used by several of the world’s leading airlines. The company’s flagship Airline Commerce Gateway is a technology platform comprised of fully integrated and optimized components for airline-controlled distribution, shopping, pricing, merchandising, and retailing across channels. Recognized for its pioneering role in creating the distribution innovation known today as NDC, Farelogix now provides NDC (Level 4 certified) distribution for more than 17 airlines with connectivity to all major PSS systems. Farelogix is headquartered in Miami, Florida with an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For additional information, visit www.farelogix.com.