A reader shared yesterday that he received an email from Concur, the expense and travel tool his company uses, flagging that his American AAdvantage number was linked to his account. He had seen that happen before with other airlines — Triplink features become enabled, and corporate fares become bookable on an airline’s website. This works, for instance, with United and British Airways.
Now his corporate rates are searchable at AA.com as well. This is an option for linked customers, not for everyone. The corporate rate box does not show up without being logged in, and it does not show up for me when I log in. So there’s not just an opportunity for anyone to type in a corporate discount code and book online.
Where corporate rates are available those will then show up.
Interestingly though many corporate booking tools are going to suppress basic economy fares, those are available here (albeit without a corporate discount).
This may be useful for many of you in managed travel programs, and if yours isn’t yet available it may roll out soon.