Low-Cost Carrier Flybondi Creates First-Ever Transferable Airline Tickets
The innovative airline based in Argentina is offering plane tickets that can be given as a gift, or even sold, in what it says is a first anywhere in the world.
BUENOS AIRES — An Argentinian low-cost airline is letting ticket buyers change their details after purchase and has created a "unique" ticket that can be transferred, gifted, and presumably even sold to others. The firm says nobody else has this at the minute.
Flybondi launched its Ticket 3.0 yesterday (March 29), which allows passengers to change details like passenger name, destination or date, and says it "eliminates the usual restrictions" on a plane ticket. Passengers can make the changes themselves, using a program developed by the firm TravelX at a cost of U.S. $7 million. The new tickets were already available on domestic routes.
El Palomar Airport at the beginning of international operations
Greater freedom to fly?
With Flybondi's new product, the passenger is buying a ticket in principle or effectively as travel credit, even before making plans. The firm's CEO Mauricio Sana says: "We're trying to make a positive impact in the air travel industry, through innovation and use of blockchain technology. Changing the rules of the game is never easy, but we know our objective is to evolve and offer our passengers a new phase in the freedom to fly."
He added that this was an "unprecedented product, unique in the world, which will transform travel as we know it and give people greater freedom when they want to fly."
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