FlyLine has announced the launch of its mobile app after recently reporting that it had raised $500,000 in pre-seed funding.
The month-old startup offers a subscription-based flight booking system, which can saves members up to 60 percent off of retail flights through exclusive multi-carrier fares and no markup. Its system includes an integrated meta search to provide users with a one-stop booking experience.
FlyLine markets its subscription service to everyone from personal to business travelers as a way to cut out the middleman in travel booking, according to the startup. Its system contrasts the approach of other travel platforms that book travelers through a single carrier and miss out on potential savings provided by using a process called “virtual interlining,” which has traditionally been reserved for travel agents.
This process “enables passengers to buy two or more legs of a trip from different airlines, both traditional, full-service and low-cost carriers, in one transaction,” according to FlyLine’s co-founder and CEO Adam Ward.
The newly launched mobile experience also includes automatic check-in, budget pricing on legacy carriers, and guaranteed baggage transfers. Along with travel services, FlyLine offers its members tailored travel tips, personal algorithm-based deals, and recommendations on how to get the most out of travel experiences.
One user documented her own experiences with FlyLine, noting that she found several less expensive flight options through the company, including a Nashville to Amsterdam flight for $193 less than other options, a shorter flight from New York City to Los Angeles for $24 less, and even a Launceston, Australia, to Edinburgh, Scotland flight for $1,200 less.
FlyLine’s basic plan subscription is $49.99 a year, and a premium option includes unlimited bookings and companion accounts for $79.99 a year.
Ward co-founded FlyLine with Zach Burau, the company’s CTO. Although the startup is young, Ward told Dallas Innovates that it’s already revenue-generating and has been accepted into Capital Factory Tech Startup Accelerator Program.
Next up is to continue growing its membership base, add new features to the service, and build upon its co-founding team.
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