What’s A Social Flight And Why Are They Different?

by Dan Robles on 04/03/2011

Social Flights allows people to self-organize to share a private aircraft flight for point-to-point travel on-demand between approximately 5000 airports in North America.

Social Flights offers a flexible direct travel platform to corporations, institutions, sports, entertainment, affinity travel, as well as events, conferences and eco-tourism markets. All without fractional ownerships or membership costs of any kind.

Social Flights performs a similar service as a charter aircraft broker except for substantial differences in the methods of matching supply and demand for private air transportation services.

Whereas a broker uses advertising and direct sales agents to sell private travel services, Social Flights organizes travel communities using Social Media Technology.

Whereas the broker’s client is required to purchase a whole aircraft charter plus deadhead, Social Flights empowers communities to share expenses for only the seats and flight hours that they use.

Whereas the broker’s value proposition begins and ends on the tarmac, Social Flights engages hospitality, entertainment, and traveler communities at the flight origin and destination.

In general, a Social flight serves markets that the commercial aviation system cannot serve such as direct routes between smaller towns or same-day and weekend travel from major market Hubs or less populated destinations.

Additional Services

Social Flights is a high quality flying experience and some migration from first class and business class commercial traffic is expected to appear in the Social Flights customer profile.

Social Flights is a high flexibility point-to-point on-demand source of lift that may support overbooking from the mainline carriers or reduce volatility in regional airline traffic.

Why Use Social Media Technology?

Social Flights goes where people want to go. Social Flights route structure is designed to emulate the “Social Graph” which represents the organic social connections, relationships, and migrations of people (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin network connections).

By contrast, the artificial Hub & Spoke system of the commercial airlines industry is designed to accommodate financial priorities and logistic limitations of airlines, not necessarily social or travel priorities of travelers.

Modern social media technologies allow people and operators to sort themselves for direct flights using data instead of expensive and wasteful infrastructure such as hubs and transfer terminals.

Social Media may be used to combine booking, scheduling, payment, and communications delivering unprecedented economies of scale with very little additional manpower.

As Social Flights improves, the planes will get bigger until maybe, just maybe, we can revolutionize the aviation industry.

Social Flights is a Different Way to Travel

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