Travellers always expect comfort and luxury on flights. I always prefer that ‘coveted’ seat by the window for a majestic view of the grasslands playing hide and seek under the floating clouds (thoughts of my first flight experience). Unfortunately, just being a mere appreciator of the aerial view is not enough to give me a green pass to this privilege. But now, I have Airrtrade.
AirrTrade lets you trade for your most looked-for seat in flights. It is a virtual marketplace for the sale and purchase of airplane seat assignments. Just broad the plane with your original pass and avail the seat once you are abroad.
Deepak Tilani, Ashwin Badrinarayan and Vivian Kim have co-founded the AirrTrade. The vision is to harness the opportunities of sharing economy by facilitating customer-to-customer transactions. The buyer / seller marketplace is self-sustaining in every trade with a platform to facilitate transactions.
The airline industry is constantly finding new ways to charge different types of fees. Hence, there is an emerging need to enable customer-to-customer transactions in this industry.
“We are strategy consultants that travel for our jobs. We found that these “hand shake” trades were already happening and we wanted to take a step further and provide a platform to take this to a large and economical scale.” The biggest face off was finding the right vendors that can share the same vision.
The airlines are getting better in flight routes and forecasting. The overall flight traveller community is increasing steadily since few decades. This leaves very little room for you to select a premium seat and sometimes no room at all if the flight is sold out. This is where AirrTrade shines.
AirrTrade provides a platform to trade with airplane seat assignments. It could get you to trade for a aisle or window seat on a sold out flight. Now, you can avoid the situation of being stuck in the middle seat.
It allows trading for a seat in the first couple of rows so that you don’t have to sprint for your connection flight. You can also trade for a more premium seat (e.g., economy to economy plus).
There is absolutely no competition for AirrTrade in the market. In the future, airlines could potentially institute a version of AirrTrade within their mobile apps to improve experience.
The AirrTrade’s popularity has the potential to grow exponentially, especially in the international market.
Business travellers and vacationers seeking for a better flying experience, go checkout AirrTrade!