Spotnana, a cloud-based booking platform, announced it has developed an advanced integration into American Airlines’ direct channels that supports personalized travel offers. Travelers booking trips through Spotnana’s Travel-as-a-Service Platform can now access NDC-enhanced offerings for greater selection, including additional booking flexibility and conveniences as well as seamless loyalty program enrollment and membership benefits. Sarosh Waghmar, CEO of Spotnana, said the connection represents “the deepest integration that has existed to date between an airline and a travel platform.” He said that NDC was introduced to the travel industry 10 years ago and has seen minimal adoption for corporate travel. “We aim to change that by providing the industry with a new modern, cloud-based infrastructure,” said Waghmar, “designed to connect the travel ecosystem and deliver a new generation of personalized travel experiences.” Benefits for corporations accessing American’s modern retail offerings through Spotnana’s Travel-as-a-Service Platform include:

  • Enhanced offerings for greater selection — Travelers gain access to products exclusively available through American’s NDC and direct channels, including but not limited to Main Plus and Flagship Business Plus seat categories.
  • Seamless loyalty program enrollment — Travelers can join American’s AAdvantage loyalty program with one-click enrollment at time of booking and receive relevant shopping results tailored to AAdvantage membership benefits.
  • Additional booking flexibility and conveniences — Travelers can purchase ancillary products in advance, modify or cancel trips on a self-service basis, view corporate negotiated rates and unlock access to Preferred and Paid seats via a comprehensive seat map.