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The Lanes & Planes alternative - a comparison

Although bookings of business travel have become less frequent in the last two years, it is key to have a proficient partner in this field, especially in times of crisis.

These days companies prefer using online booking tools for their travel management in order to handle modifications and cancellations of business trips independently.

Furthermore, companies favor flexible pricing models without contract bindings over long-term agreements.

This comparison includes key aspects concerning offers of business travel providers and most importantly, helps you determine which provider suits you the most: Lanes & Planes or sitback?

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FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Lanes & Planes was founded in 2017 and has its headquarters in Munich.

According to German website information, corporate clients can choose between four different packages. In addition to monthly user fee, Lanes & Planes takes further charges for issuing flight tickets (2.90€ per ticket) and your booking volume.

Unfortunately, these pricing packages are not published in English.

If you have any further questions about Lanes & Planes, please feel free to contact us!

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SITBACK and TravelPerk in comparison

 sitbackLanes & Planes
PricingThree pricing plans:
1. Startup - Completely free with no monthly commit- ments or trip fees!
2. Business - €14,99 Trip Fee
3. Business Pro - €24,99 Trip Fee
🟡 English pricing page does not mention any of the four packages German customers can choose from.
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Support✅ Traveller Support not necessary! Live chat & email support for sitback platform✅ Phone, live-chat, mail[2]
Contract terms✅ "Startup"- Plan without contract term; "Business" and "Enterprise" offer individual contract terms🟡 Owing to the German version of the website, minimum contract term lasts for one year.[3]
Payment terms✅ Credit card and bank transfer
✅ Credit card and direct debit[4]
Time to get started✅ Start within one day after providing the company address and contact details of the company's representative🟡 For respective information you must visit the German version of the website.[5]
Travel policies and approval flows✅ Everything included🟡 Individual guidelines can be implemented. No further information on pricing.[6]
Sustainability✅ Calculated CO₂ emissions are shown during the booking process and on every travel plan✅ Colaboration with Climate Partner for detailled CO2 reportings and compensation offers.[7]
All-in-one platform✅ You can book, change and cancel your trips online all by yourself.🟡 Modifications of bookings must be handled to customer support.[8]
Duty of care ✅ Care dashboard incl. traveler tracking, Stay Safe alerts, and free of charge destination information🟡 For respective information please visit the German version of the website.[9]
User interface✅ English, for set-up in other languages please contact sitback✅ English, German

[1] See Price comparison

[2] See German pricing page under Vorteilsvergleich

[3] See German pricing page under Grundlaufzeit

[4] See German information on general terms AGB under §9 Vergütung, Abrechnungsdaten, Fälligkeit

[5] See German pricing page Preisgestaltung

[6] See German pricing page Preisinformationsseite under “Freigaben & Genehmigungen”

[7] See German article on CO2-compensation

[8] See German article on cancellations and modifications

[9] See German article on travel warnings

This comparison was last updated on 29.07.2021.

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Which one is the better choice for you?

Lanes & Planes

or

sitback

Pricing

With Lanes & Planes German companies can choose between four different packages with varying monthly rates from 95€ (Light version) to 590€ (Professional). In order to get information on the enterprise version, you need to contact sales.

Nonetheless, it is not clear if this pricing system is also valid for international clients.[10]

sitback offers three different plans to choose from Startup, Business, and Business Pro. The Startup package is completely free and does not have any monthly or trip fees attached to it.

If you are traveling more often or need our premium functionalities, you can choose our Business plan. The plan also comes with no monthly commitment. You pay only if you travel!
If you prefer having the entire range of services included, then we recommend opting for the Business Pro plan. 😉

Booking channels

with Lanes & Planes you can book Flights, Train Tickets, Hotels or Rental Cars.[11]

sitback also enables you to book these services. Moreover, you profit from direct interfaces to airlines (Lufthansa Group) and the hotel booking portal ehotel.

Need more information? Have a look at our comparison E-booklet below! 📖

Booking Process

With Lanes & Planes you only get the chance to modify your bookings if you get in touch with their Customer Support.[12]

After having registered in the sitback system, you can easily finalize your business trip in your shopping cart. 🛒

The all-in-one platform also enables you to perform modifications and cancellations completely on your own.
There is no need for any support! (Even though we have an amazingly good one 😉)

Support

Lanes & Planes: offers you a 24/7 Support Service. Unfortunately, further information is not available in English.[13]

sitback allows you to handle your entire travel management independently via our app and platform. If you have platform or tech questions just reach out via email or chat to the customer support, speaking English 🇬🇧 and German 🇩🇪.
If you prefer having someone on the phone 24/7 for your travelers, we advise you to subscribe to the Business Pro plan.

Payment Terms

According to general terms of Lanes & Planes:, payments are performed via direct debit.

For an extra charge, you can also select a credit card 💳 payment.

sitback keeps it simple: You can pay everything with a credit card 💳 and receive respective bills automatically.

Collective invoices on a weekly or monthly basis with subsequent bank transfers are also possible!

WHAT ARE THE EXPERTS SAYING?

"When you are looking for advice, you seek out people who share your interests and deserve your trust. With Sitback.Travel you have come to the right place. A team of long-term industry experts who place their expertise in digitalizing the ‘travel world’ we live in. I’m happy to be part of the project working with this fantastic team."

Wim de Graeve
Wim de Graeve
Travel Technology Project Manager @ WDG Travel Technology

Travel Policies and Approvals

Lanes & Planes:: No matter which pricing plan you choose, you can implement your individual travel policies. The “Light” version, however, does not include approval procedures.

Each plan of sitback includes free implementations of travel policies and approval procedures.

You can either choose from pre-built standard travel policies and approval processes or customize them to fit your organization.

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Duty of care

Lanes & Planes: Employers must fulfill their duty of care. By means of an integrated TravelMap you get a permanently updated map of the location of your employees and the respective safety situation in the area.

sitback wants you to enjoy your business travel.

This is why, you are provided with free information on your destination, including the latest news on COVID-19. This service is also available during your booking process.

Against a small extra charge, you can add Stay Safe Messages to your respective business trip in order to stay updated on short-term alterations and disruptions.

Stay Safe Notifications can be added against a small extra charge to your business trip. During your trip, you are constantly informed of short-term alterations and disruptions.

For expert support in emergency situations, please ask for the 24/7 support. This service is already included in <the Business Pro plan.

In order to completely fulfill your Duty of Care, you can use the Care Dashboard. There, you can easily see the current location of your travelers. This feature is also available in the mobile version of our App! 📱

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[10] See Price comparison

[11] See German pricing page regarding Booking

[12] See German article on Booking and modification

[13] See Concierge Service

[14] See German information on general terms AGB under §9 Vergütung, Abrechnungsdaten, Fälligkeit

[15] See travel guidlines and authorization

[16] See German article on Travel warnings

This comparison was last updated on 29.07.2021.

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