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Why Ride-Sharing Flights are Soaring
July 10, 2017
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Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter shares how the private aviation company is nearly doubling its membership year over year with a subscription model.
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Nov 2, 2017
JetSuiteX CEO Alex Wilcox talks affordable private flying
JetSuiteX is a company based out of Irvine, California that makes flying on a private jet affordable. CEO Alex Wilcox sits down with Alyssa Julya Smith at the airline's private hangar in Burbank to talk about the benefits of being accessible to everyone. JetSuiteX flies between private terminals, so travelers arrive at the airport just 30 minutes ahead of takeoff. No security lines, cattle-call boarding, or baggage claim crowds. There are also no additional fees - baggage up to 50 pounds, WiFi, and drinks/snacks are totally free. Wilcox talks about how this model is revolutionizing regional flying and making it more convenient and accessible.
Oct 16, 2017
The Uber in the Air: Wheels Up
Kenny Dichter, Founder & CEO of Wheels Up, discusses the company's recent $200 million funding round. He says that, with the money, Wheels Up is going to expand social aviation and the ways in which it can connect members. In addition, Wheels Up will keep pounding growth in North America; the company is going to add more planes to the fleet over the next year. He talks about the cost structure and what a flight to Seattle would cost...around $30,000! He says, "CEOs like us, but CFOs love us" because of the cost efficiency. The company allows customers to charter planes for flights anywhere in North America. Members can reserve flights within 24 hours, or even less if they're part of the highest tier. With the latest funding round, the company has a $1 billion enterprise valuation. Dichter says he's created a disruptive business model, considering customers as "members." And, he says, the membership economy is alive and kicking. Dichter says the recent funding round could also open the door to expand its business in Western Europe, where the typical flight is only 2 hours in length.
Dec 7, 2017
Getting A Taxi And Nanny In One
When Ritu Narayan found herself trying to juggle getting her kids around town while also working a full-time job, she decided to create her own solution. Zūm is a rideshare service that caters specifically to busy parents.