Uber for air travel is the new trend. This summer, we introduced Rise, a membership-base company for travelers between Dallas and Austin. This fall, Beacon was launched to offer similar services targeting east coast travelers.
Beacon also requires a monthly membership fee of USD $1,750, which entails unlimited flights and booking up to two flights at once between New York, Boston, Nantucket and the Hamptons. Other tiers include USD $2,250/month for booking up to four flights at once, and USD $3,000/month for four reservations at once with the added bonus of two guest passes.
Through partnerships with private air carriers, Beacon allows travelers to book flights fifteen minutes before take-off, which works out perfect for last-minute travelers. The app also checks in the customer prior, so no one suffers in the case of No Fly list.
The start-up’s mission states:
Beacon was built for the frequent flyer–reducing the time and pain of travel.
Don’t expect Wi-Fi or drinks and snacks on these short flights, however, focus on all you can fly while saving massively on time and energy.
Beacon might just be the perfect app for those who aren’t ready to buy private jets but have an appetite for indulging in the experience with a simple subscription.
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