The last real innovation in aviation occurred more... →
Classic article from the 1940’s, “What’s wrong with flying.” And nothing has changed. Airlines last innovated in the 1930’s. It’s time.
Fuel costs are up 30% 206 million people will fly this summer (up 1.5%) The...– http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/story/2011/05/US-airline-group-15-rise-in-summer-travel/47248448/1
Half of General Aviation (small plane) airports operate at less than 10% of...– http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2009-09-17-little-used-airports_N.htm
Shouldn't we automatically clear the guy who led... →
Travelers Study verifies our concept. →
The amazing thing about this study is that our $150 price point “intuition” is verified by the study. People recognize that TSA delays cause real economic impact - and at the personal level. It’s worth $150 to some to skip it. We only want some. We will likely have to cap our subscriptions between 10-15,000 on any given route - and that’s when we’re flying a...
How often will we have flights?
One of the advantages in flying small planes is that we avoid “batch work.” Batch work is where any process gets stuck waiting for “enough pieces” (a batch) before moving on to the next step. The big airlines have to fill huge planes, so they can only fly between any two cities a couple times a day. We don’t have that problem. Because our flights our full with...
2-4 hours from home
I’m reminded of a scene from the movie “Hitch” where Will Smith is teaching Kevin James to dance. He puts his arms at his side, with the elbows bent and shifts his weight from one foot to the other. Will says, “This is home for you. I don’t wanna see any of this [crazy exaggerated dance move].” For us “home” is a 2-4 hour drive from your point of...
A nice write-up in Forbes →