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Southwest, American Expand Offerings in Hunt for Business Flyers

  • Discounter unveils corporate program with Travelport, Amadeus
  • American touts priority access, reaccomodation, better seats
Signage at the Southwest check-in area at Logan International Airport.
Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg
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American Airlines Group Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. are trumpeting new efforts to cater to lucrative business travelers.

Southwest, which pioneered a discount strategy aimed at budget flyers, will give corporate travel managers greater control over bookings. American is wooing them with free preferred seats and priority access through security checkpoints.