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Etta Release Notes

Release Highlights

Etta Platform
Southwest Fares Available in Google ITA

Southwest content is now available through Google ITA. Southwest searches via Google ITA provides:

  • Full fare details for changed or canceled flights
  • Automated Ticket Exchange for Sabre
  • Improved search experience
  • Available for booking with all GDS
  • Split Ticketing (i.e. Southwest paired with another carrier)
  • Support for negotiated fares


*Site Admin Experience: To enable Southwest searches on Google ITA, remove Southwest Direct Access (SDA) or Southwest GDS configurations from your Agency Settings.

iOS
Delegate View

Travel Arrangers can now view the trips booked for all of their delegated travelers. The ability to book, modify, and cancel for delegates will follow shortly.

Travelfusion Bags

Travelers can add a paid bag to their flight reservation and pay for it at checkout (applicable to some Travelfusion airlines).

Android
View Held Trips

Travelers can view and continue booking trips that were placed on hold from desktop.

EcoCheck

As travelers reserve flights, hotels, and rental cars, EcoCheck provides accurate carbon emissions data and scores, helping to lower the environmental impact of corporate travel programs.

Virtual Pay on Android

Customers with Virtual Pay enabled on their site will be able to book hotels using the Virtual Pay option during checkout.

Push Notifications

Push notifications have been enabled for flight status updates.

Gender Marker Update

Travelers will now be presented with new gender marker options in the purchase page in the booking flow. With this update, travelers can see Mx. in the title dropdown list and non-binary/unspecified (x) in the gender dropdown list. The new gender marker option provides travelers and agencies consistency across travel documentation, TSA, and passport requirements.

Hybrid Car Rental Icon

The hybrid icon has been added to the car rental experience on Android. The hybrid icon is displayed on the car rental search results, car rental detail, review trip car rental detail, and on the post booking car rental detail screens. Travelers will also be able to filter by hybrid fuel type.

Multi City Flights Booking

Travelers can now book up to six cities per trip with multi-city flights.

Car SafetyCheck

Travelers can view health and safety information from car rental companies.

View Car Service and Rail Reservations

Travelers can now view upcoming Car Service and Rail reservations.

iOS Releases

Release 1.44

August 2022

Delegate View
Travel Arrangers can now view the trips booked for all of their delegated travelers. The ability to book, modify, and cancel for delegates will follow shortly.

Release 1.43

August 2022

Travelfusion Bags
Travelers can add a paid bag to their flight reservation and pay for it at checkout (applicable to some Travelfusion airlines).

Release 1.42

August 2022

Split Cost Allocation
Travelers can now select up to two cost allocations per booking.

Release 1.40

August 2022

Hotel Reservation Required
When the travel policy requires a hotel reservation for overnight trips, travelers will be presented with an out-of-policy alert at checkout.

Release 1.38

July 2022

View Car Service Details
When users book a car service via the web app (desktop), they will now be able to view the details of that car service reservation in in their upcoming trips.

Release 1.34

May 2022

Push Notification Deep-linking
Push notifications will now link travelers directly to the corresponding page (when applicable). This gives travelers easy access to the information that matters most – including flight changes, gate changes, flight cancellation, and more.

Release 1.33

April 2022

Gender Marker Update
Travelers will now be presented with new gender marker options in the purchase page in the booking flow. With this update, travelers can see Mx. in the title dropdown list and non-binary/unspecified (x) in the gender dropdown list. The new gender marker option provides travelers and agencies consistency across travel documentation, TSA, and passport requirements.

Release 1.31

March 2022

Design Update
We've made some design updates on the Upcoming Trip, Past Trip, and Canceled Trip pages.

Release 1.30

March 2022

Modify Trip Update
The modify trip experience has been updated to display the trip name and trip booking reference (GDS PNR locator).

Car SafetyCheck Enhancement
Car SafetyCheck information will now be available in the trips section once the user has booked a trip. This update provides access to relevant safety information before and during their trip.

Release 1.29

February 2022

Airline Filter Update
The airline filter has been updated to provide a better user experience when searching flights.

Release 1.28

January 2022

Car SafetyCheck
Travelers can now view health and safety information from car rental companies. By providing health and safety information within the booking flow, travelers are guided to make safer choices when they book travel.

Release 1.26

December 2021

Design Update
New designs are now available for the Review Itinerary page and the segment details on that page (Car Rental, Hotel, Flight).

Release 1.25

December 2021

Unused Tickets
Unused tickets will be displayed on the profile page and within the search and booking flows. Unused tickets can be applied for the purchase of a new trip. That means you’ll be able to see any unused tickets available to you throughout the entire booking process.

Release 1.24

December 2021

Design Update
The Upcoming Trip Itinerary page will display the hotel check-in and check-out dates instead of the entire duration of the trip.

Release 1.21

November 2021

Hybrid Car Icon and Filter Option
Travelers can now easily search for more sustainable car options. In this release, we’ve added a hybrid icon in the car rental search page and an option to filter hybrid-only vehicles. With Etta, finding a hybrid car rental is now easier than ever.

Release 1.19

October 2021

COVID-19 Data
Covid data is now available in Neighborhood Safetycheck. Travelers have access to number of new daily cases broken down by county, state, and country.

Release 1.18

September 2021

Design Updates
We've made some design updates on the date picker, traveler information, and trip cost summary pages.

Release 1.17

September 2021

Multi-Language support
You can now use Etta in English (UK), Portuguese and Danish in the app.

Back Page Shortcut
In all screens where there is a back option, the user can now swipe left to go to the last page.

Multi-Stop Indicators
Users will now be able to see how many stops they will have on a flight by looking at the dots in the center of the flight line between the 2 flight times.

Release 1.16

September 2021

Multi-Language support
You can now use Etta in Finnish, Italian, French (Canada), French, Dutch and Spanish (Mexico) (more languages coming soon). To do this you can change the preferred language in your settings to one of these languages, alternatively, if your device is already in one of these languages then Etta should default to that language.

Release 1.14

August 2021

Hotel Map Search
With hotel maps, travelers can simply switch from list view to map view when they are presented with their hotel search results. The map view helps travelers visualize the actual location of their hotel choices, making it easier for them to pick the right one.

Multi-Language support
You can now use Etta in German and Spanish. To do this you can change the preferred language in your settings to one of these languages, alternatively, if your device is already in one of these languages then Etta should default to that language.

Release 1.13

August 2021

Filter Update
Etta now maintains the user's filters from their outbound search and uses them again for the return search for specific filters. Filters: Airline, Number of Stops

Lower Price Alert
Etta now alerts you when the flight you have selected has lowered in price.

Neighborhood SafetyCheck
Neighborhood SafetyCheck is now available on the Etta mobile app. Neighborhood SafetyCheck provides detailed location summary pages showing property locations and overall safety assessment scores in seven safety categories.

Android Releases

Release 2022.8

August 2022

Hotel Rate Cap
Travelers can view hotel rate caps (per diems) on the hotel search results page.

Release 2022.7

July 2022

Hotel Reservation Required
When the travel policy requires a hotel reservation for overnight trips, travelers will be presented with an out-of-policy alert at checkout.

View Held Trips
Travelers can view trips that were placed on hold from desktop.

Release 2022.6

June 2022

Design Updates
We've made some design updates to the Trip Confirmation, Review Trip, and Checkout pages:

  • Share trip icon and book another trip button have been added to the Trip Confirmation page.
  • The Review Trip and Checkout pages have been updated to include number of days and dates for each segment.

Release 2022.5

May 2022

Push Notification Deep-linking
Push notifications will now link travelers directly to the corresponding page (when applicable). This gives travelers easy access to the information that matters most – including flight changes, gate changes, flight cancellation, and more.

EcoCheck
As travelers reserve flights, hotels, and rental cars, EcoCheck provides accurate carbon emissions data and scores, helping to lower the environmental impact of corporate travel programs.

Release 2022.4

April 2022

Virtual Pay on Android
Customers with Virtual Pay enabled on their site will be able to book hotels using the Virtual Pay option during checkout.

Car SafetyCheck Enhancement
Car SafetyCheck information will now be available in the trips section once the user has booked a trip. This update provides access to relevant safety information before and during their trip.

Push Notifications
Push notifications have been enabled for flight status updates.

Release 2022.3

March 2022

Gender Marker Update
Travelers will now be presented with new gender marker options in the purchase page in the booking flow. With this update, travelers can see Mx. in the title dropdown list and non-binary/unspecified (x) in the gender dropdown list. The new gender marker option provides travelers and agencies consistency across travel documentation, TSA, and passport requirements.

Hybrid Car Rental Icon
The hybrid icon has been added to the car rental experience on Android. The hybrid icon is displayed on the car rental search results, car rental detail, review trip car rental detail, and on the post booking car rental detail screens. Travelers will also be able to filter by hybrid fuel type.

Fare Forfeiture Price
The fare forfeiture price is now shown in the Trip Cost Summary and Payment Summary screens

Flight Card Update
Layover information will now be shown in the flight card in the search results and in the flight detail view

Release 2022.2

February 2022

Unused Tickets
Unused tickets will be displayed on the profile page and within the search and booking flows. Travelers will be able to see any unused tickets available to them throughout the entire booking process. Unused tickets can be applied for the purchase of a new trip.

Delegate Booking
Travel Arrangers can book, modify, and cancel trips for other travelers.

Release 2022.1

January 2022

Multi-Language Support
Etta Android now supports multiple languages. The list of languages include Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French Canada, French , German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish (Mexican), Spanish (Spain), Swedish and English UK languages.

Design Updates

  • Flight search results now honor company configuration for default sort order.
  • Number of nights stay is now displayed in the hotel check-in card in post booking.


Release 2012.12

December 2021

Multi City Flights Booking
Travelers can now book up to six cities per trip with multi-city flights.

Car SafetyCheck
Travelers can view health and safety information from car rental companies.

View Car Service and Rail Reservations
Travelers can now view upcoming Car Service and Rail reservations.

Design Updates
We've made some design updates to the flight results, checkout, review trip, trip cost summary, post booking, and car rental pages.

  • Flight Search Results are now sorted based on the config setting of the company.
  • Users can see their KTN and Redress number on checkout page and add them in case they are missing from profile.
  • Travelers can now add and manage their passport information during the booking flow.-A duplicate trip warning will appear on the Review Trip Page to flag duplicate trips.
  • Display a line for each hotel and car reservation when multiple reservations are included in the booking.
  • Car rental company logos are now displayed when multiple car rental companies are available in the same pick-up/drop-off location.
  • Travelers can now view the flight information in the details modal by default, without tapping on the Show Details button.

Release 2021.11

November 2021

Air SafetyCheck
Travelers will be ready for any airline policy to keep their trip running smooth. With Air SafetyCheck on mobile, travelers have access to airline-specific safety information including mask requirements, blocked seats, capacity cap, and more.

Neighborhood SafetyCheck with Covid-19 Data
Travelers can find a safe neighborhood to ensure a great trip, even when they’re resting. Neighborhood SafetyCheck provides detailed location summary pages showing property locations, overall safety assessment scores in seven safety categories, and the number of new daily Covid-19 cases broken down by county, state, and country.

Travelfusion Booking
Travelers have access to global low-cost carriers through Travelfusion

Single One-Time Payment Card Option
Travelers can use a credit card for a one-time only transaction - without saving the credit card to their profile.

Post Booking Seat Change
Travelers can change their seat selection even after the trip is already booked (when cost allocation is not enabled).

Redress and Known Traveler Number
Redress and KTN have been added in the traveler profile.

Duplicate Trip
Travelers will see a message informing them about duplicate trips or conflict with trip dates that are already booked.

Release 2021.10

October 2021

Single Sign On (SSO)
Customers that already have SSO enabled for mobile will be able to access Etta for Android via SSO. To activate SSO on Etta for Android, please contact Deem Customer Success or your TMC partner for assistance.

Hotel Name Search
Travelers can now search for a hotel by name.

Credit Card Search
Travelers can now search for a credit card in the checkout process by typing the card name or last digits of the card.

Pre-search Custom Fields
Travelers only have to fill in the pre-search custom fields once per trip instead of on every search page.

Design Updates
We've made some design updates to the calendar view, flight details page, and to selected filters.

  • Days of the week have been added to the calendar view.
  • Flight fare cards are now displayed in increasing price order.
  • Selected filters are now shown at the top of the list in the filter screens.

Etta Platform Releases

Release 2022.6 and 2022.7

July 2022

Southwest Fares Available in Google ITA
Southwest content is now available through Google ITA. Southwest searches via Google ITA provides:

  • Full fare details for changed or canceled flights
  • Automated Ticket Exchange for Sabre
  • Improved search experience
  • Available for booking with all GDS
  • Split Ticketing (i.e. Southwest paired with another carrier)
  • Support for negotiated fares

*Site Admin Experience: To enable Southwest searches on Google ITA, remove Southwest Direct Access (SDA) or Southwest GDS configurations from your Agency Settings.

Split Ticketing in Multi-City Flights
Travelers now have access to split ticketing while searching/booking for multi-city trips.

Flight Cancellation Report
Customers can now access the Reports tab in the site dashboard to request a ‘Flight Cancellation’ report for travelers.

  • Admin Report permissions are required for this task.

Branded Fare Pricing for Additional Carriers
Branded Fare pricing is now available for Air Transat (TS), Scandiavian Airlines (SK), and Phillippine Airlines (PR).

  • For Sabre and Amadeus users only.

Branded Fare Pricing for Existing Carriers
Additional Branded Fares have been added for Qantas Airlines (QF), United Airlines, and Delta Airlines (DL).

  • For Sabre and Amadeus users only.

Premium Economy for LOT Polish Airlines
Travelers will now have access to search for Premium Economy fares on LOT Polish Airlines (LO).

Interline Ticketing: American Airlines & Alaska Airlines
American Airlines and Alaskan Airlines can now be combined in a single ticket scenario where split ticketing is not enable.

Release 2022.5

June 2022

Hybrid Car Rentals
The hybrid rental car badge is now displayed on all the pages of the booking flow. Travelers will see if they have selected a hybrid car rental option on all stages of the booking flow.

Release 2022.4

May 2022

Split Ticket Itinerary Cancellation
Etta now supports cancellation of split ticket itineraries. With this enhancement, travelers will see their unused tickets immediately after cancellation of an itinerary with split ticketing.

Flight Search Results Update
Sites that have the standard fare tier blocked will default to the standard flex fare tier. Travelers will see the right in-policy options for their flight results.

Release 2022.3

March 2022

Amadeus - Special Service Request added to PNR
Special Service Request (SSR) remarks with traveler contact information has been added to PNR. Travelers will see SSR remarks with their contact information.

Split Ticketing - Trip Cancellation
Travelers will now be able to cancel a trip with split tickets.

Split ticketing - Ticket Value
Travelers will now see the ticket value for non-validated unused tickets on the Trip Cost Summary section on the Trip Review and Purchase Trip pages.

Release 2022.2

February 2022

Profile Update
An additional gender marker and title have been added to the account pages. This update allows for traveler and agency consistency across all forms of traveler identification and documentation required for TSA verification.

  • Title option - Mx.
  • Gender marker option - Non-binary/Unspecified ( X )
  • If applicable, allowed changes on the purchase page will also reflect the new title and gender options at the time of purchase
  • No configuration changes are required to display the new options
  • Custom PNR Edits and Profile Synch may need to be adjusted to capture the new values

Branded Fares for Calm Air and Alaska Airlines
Travelers will see branded fare information for Calm Air and Alaska Airlines.

Fare Tier Update for Air
Travelers will only see Flex fares and higher fares that allow for advance seats without a fee.

Release 2021.9 and 2021.10

November 2021

KTN and Redress number expiration date alerts
Travelers with KTN and Redress numbers will now be able to add an expiration date and receive expiration alerts 30 days prior to expiry.

Amadeus Car Rental
Travelers will now be able to select/book specific special equipments while booking car rental with specific vendors in Amadeus GDS.

Trip Cost Summary
Travelers will no longer see Trip Cost Summary with ‘Payable Later’ option for hotel or car reservation on a canceled itinerary.

Release 2021.7 and 2021.8

August 2021

Logi Reporting
Logi reporting will be available for all sites by default. Customers will now have access to reporting by default.

Single-Use Credit Card
We have updated the system to allow travelers booking via the Etta mobile application to use single-use credit card for their booking. Travelers should now be able to add single-use credit card with billing address information successfully.

Amadeus Hotel Bookings
We have updated the system to allow Amadeus users to search for a new hotel, when the original hotel booking fails due to lack of loyalty number. Travelers will now be able to select a new hotel, when the original booking fails due to lack of loyalty number.

Amadeus Car Shopping
We have updated the system to allow Amadeus users to search for a new rental car, when they are unable to book the selected car. Travelers will now be able to select a new rental car, when the original booking fails.