Ep. 26 - Freebird: The Business Traveler's Secret Weapon Against Disrupted Flights - The Early Stage Podcast
I have an incredible interview coming at you with Ethan Bernstein, Co-Founder & CEO of Freebird, who, with his growing team, is trying to solve a $60 billion pain point. Flight disruptions cause a huge amount of economic loss, and business trips can cost upwards of 10% to 15% more than their original price tags because of the extra costs associated with accommodating unplanned interruptions.
Travel managers at big companies can activate Freebird for their most important travelers so when disruptions happen, the traveler receives a text message to their phone with the best new flight options from any airline. In three taps of the phone they are off to their new gate, minutes, hours, or days before everyone else on their flight.
Isn't that how the flight experience should be today? Freebird is making it a reality.
Before we dive into my chat with Ethan, you're being treated to the next installment of #InnoSprint with Bostinno Tech Writer Dylan Martin. We touch on Milestoned, Flipside Crypto, MIT spin-off Lightelligence, MIT $100K winner Lightmatter, and industrial IoT startup MachineMetrics. Enoy!