So let me get this straight. The idea is you sign up as a member of this new flight share service, called FlyteNow, and then you get the chance to book a flight with a small plane owner/pilot instead of booking a regular scheduled flight? And you may not get to save any money either, because regular domestic flights are still great value for money?
Yep, we can really see that working out. Trading a cramped noisy tin can for a cramped noisy smaller tin can, with random schedule times and an ‘enthusiast’ pilot really strikes us as being one of the best ideas we’ve probably heard. Not. And when you throw in the fact that the price is around the same, it gets even worse.
Not to mention, the flights are called ‘adventures’ to get around FAA rules (you can’t charge people for flights without being licensed and stuff) which means there’s no protection if you’re suddenly re-routed to Alaska due to bad weather. Anyhow, it’s an interesting idea, which will be worth watching. If only to see how fast the FAA change the rules to ban the loophole.