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All About Alaska Airlines EasyBiz

All About Alaska Airlines EasyBiz

Alaska Airlines offers a tailored program called EasyBiz designed to meet the needs of the small business managing their corporate travel. In this guide, we'll teach you what you need to know about EasyBiz, find out how you can sign up for EasyBiz, and help you discover whether EasyBiz is right for you.

In this guide, you'll learn:

  • What Alaska Airlines' EasyBiz offers small businesses
  • The Benefits of EasyBiz for your small business
  • How you can sign your company up for EasyBiz
  • How your employees can book flights with EasyBiz
  • The requirements for joining EasyBiz
  • Whether EasyBiz is right for your company

Understanding EasyBiz and Your Small Business Travel Program

What is EasyBiz?

EasyBiz is Alaska Airlines' dedicated travel program designed for small businesses. The program offers rewards points and centralized Alaska reporting for your team’s corporate travel program, and can be a great way to have individuals on your team access benefits for the company while booking their own travel.

What are some of the benefits of EasyBiz for my small business?

  • Your whole team can book and change Alaska Airlines tickets with Alaska’s lowest-priced airfare 
  • Your business earns 1 Mileage Plan mile for every dollar spent by employees on EasyBiz bookings. Miles are accrued in addition to the miles earned by each of your employee travelers on their own personal Mileage Plan™ accounts. Your company can then transfer those Mileage Plan miles to your personal accounts to pay for business or leisure trips, trip upgrades and more. 
  • Basic travel management tools like travel policy that limits employees to certain cabins or fare types, managing user access and booking with 24-hour reservation holds
  • Securely store a credit card for all your company’s EasyBiz purchases
  • Basic travel reporting including unused ticket tracking, the reporting on your EasyBiz purchases

Taken together, EasyBiz offers a credit towards future travel or upgrades worth 1.4% of every dollar spent (based on points bloggers’ Mileage Plan mile value of 1.4 cents each), the ability to securely centralize payment, and the ability to track bookings, spend and unused tickets for bookings made on AlaskaAir.com by your registered employee users. For companies already booking on AlaskaAir.com, this is a clear upgrade and no-brainer.

How EasyBiz Works

How can I sign up for Alaska Airlines’ EasyBiz?

Signing up for EasyBiz is pretty straightforward. Small businesses can enroll online. You must identify an Administrator on your team to manage a profile in order to gain access to all program benefits, and the Administrator serves as the point person -  the one person on your team who can access and administer benefits to your company. There are no set-up costs or user fees to participate in EasyBiz. 

How can I book flights with Alaska Airlines EasyBiz?

In order to book flights with EasyBiz, your registered employees must login and book direct on the Alaska Airlines website. You can book on behalf of employees who are registered in your EasyBiz account or they can book themselves. Likewise you can change or cancel trips online with Alaska.

Does my company qualify for Alaska Airlines EasyBiz?

Probably! Any small business can sign up for free as long as your travel spend with Alaska Airlines was at least $5,000 or more in the last 15 months.

Is Alaska Airlines EasyBiz right for my company?

That depends. EasyBiz is an upgrade compared to just booking on AlaskaAir.com because it provides a rebate and some travel management functionality for Alaska Airlines bookings. 

But EasyBiz benefits (miles) can’t be earned on bookings with third-party travel management platforms and EasyBiz doesn’t offer a complete travel management solution with booking, control and tracking for travel across all airlines, hotels and car rentals.

For that flexibility and savings, you need a travel management platform like AmTrav.

Learn more about the benefits of AmTrav's one connected platform

See how AmTrav makes friction-free business travel a reality:

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How do AmTrav’s services compare to EasyBiz?

AmTrav is a complete software and service solution for managing your travel, offering the robust online tools and expert human service you need to book, control, measure and change all your travel – in one place. AmTrav clients’ employees love to use our powerful booking platform to book their flights, accommodation and car rentals - all in one place.

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With AmTrav you will:

  • Book all your flights, hotels and car rentals in one place, with access to the lowest fares and one-click unused tickets to save an extra 6% on airfare. You can change your whole booking online at once, and of course travelers earn Mileage Plan miles – and any any other loyalty points – on every booking.
  • Set travel policies to guide bookers to find flights, hotels and car rentals that work for them and for the company, with optional pre-trip approvals. Also manage your user access and invite guests to book themselves.
  • Track your spending, your travelers’ locations, your policy compliance, your CO2 emissions and more with AmTrav’s 25+ reports 
  • Your travelers can count on expert assistance from AmTrav’s all-employee Travel Advisors who are ready to help 24x7, and you enjoy the support of a dedicated AmTrav Relationship Manager who’s your trusted advisor and advocate.

Here’s the comparison in a chart:

 

 

EasyBiz

AmTrav

You can book

Book and change Alaska Airlines

Book and change all airlines, hotels and car rentals online

Travel policy controls

Basic controls on cabin and fare type

Advanced controls and pre-trip approvals on flights, hotels and car rentals

Data reporting

Basic spend, booking and unused ticket tracking

25+ reports to track spend, unused ticket, safety and more

Manage your users

Yes, for Alaska Airlines bookings

Manage employees and guests for all their bookings

Service

Basic account support and Alaska Airlines call center

24x7 Travel Advisors and a dedicated Relationship Manager just for you

 

Bottom line

If your company is already booking on AlaskaAir.com, EasyBiz is a great upgrade to track your travel and earn a couple extra Mileage Plan miles. But if your company is a bit bigger, and you need to book, control and see more than just Alaska Airlines tickets, book a consultation to learn how AmTrav can make managing your whole travel program easier.

Find out how AmTrav can help your business travel smarter

Schedule time to talk with one of our travel experts.

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About AmTrav: Through one simple technology and services platform, AmTrav helps travelers be more productive and connected, empowering companies and their people to go places, meet people and grow further. AmTrav customers enjoy integrated travel booking, travel spend reporting, traveler tracking, and 24x7 expert human support, reducing obstacles, complexity and cost so they get the full value of their business travel. Learn more or reach out for a one-on-one consultation today.

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