Flightaides.com, created by Flightaides Inc., is an online marketplace that lets air travelers who need assistance, get help from their fellow passengers, instead of relying on airlines, airports, or hired companions. This problem has existed since the beginning of time. So, why now?
After witnessing and experiencing air travel issues for decades, we took it upon ourselves to finally carve out a sharing economy model, on the heels of stalwarts like AirBnb, Lyft, Uber, DoorDash and Instacart. While some air travelers are struggling and stressing out, others could be able and willing to help. They may be frequent air travelers - for example, they could be traveling back and forth for business, or could be students visiting their home countries now and then, or could simply be good samaritans eager to lend a helping hand to those in need. Travel can be expensive, and while offering their companion services, they could make money to pay for part of their travel bills. Or, they could be doing it just to feel good about it and might donate the proceeds to their favorite charity.
Founder and CEO
I am a chemical engineer with an MBA in marketing and nearly 15 years of progressive corporate experience in consumer research, marketing, consultative sales and business development. I am a near scratch golfer, a semi-professional table tennis player, passionate musician and a numbers nut.
I am an expert in the air travel and ticketing industry and I run my own travel agency out of India. I bootsrapped Flightaides with Prince, my school friend, and continue to advise the founder and cofounders when necessary. I am also the Joint Secretary of Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI).
I'm not afraid to try anything. I have a pilot licence, I play guitar, I am an amateur woodworker, and I am a branding and marketing expert. I am an avid traveler and also co-host a YouTube travel channel. I love dogs and I have the most amazing Siberian Husky named Penny.
Cofounder and CTO
I take care of Product and Technology, and help with Business and Finance. I leverage technology to help people and improve their lives. I've steered small, medium, and large organizations through cruicial product launches, and their digital transformation journey. I love dogs and music.