Hitching a Ride
No doubt Espresso readers have heard of various ride sharing concepts using cars. We recently came across one called Social Flights which is ride sharing based on aeroplanes. The deal is you go onto the Social Flights website and log the trip you would like to make. That post is then shared amongst the network and other people wanting to share the same trip can log their name next to yours. When enough people want to fly, Social Flights organises an aeroplane and off you go. It means that a small group of people can travel via a small private jet, whilst still sharing the costs. Social Flights
has proven in the US that this is actually more cost effective than flying on a commercial flight and they believe that this is a particularly great idea for people interested in sports, travelling to concerts, weekends away or even business flights if you have enough flexibility. Since launching in Feburary they put together twelve flights and it's obviously going to only grow if the flexibile price model and sociability factors work for everyone.