Eliminating the need to stand on a street-corner hailing a cab, you also don’t need any cash on you, nor do you have to laboriously enter your card details either. Uber revolutionised the way we use taxis and now there’s an innovative new company attempting to do the same – but in the sky.
While a £2500 monthly membership fee is the catch, unlimited jet travel between London, Cannes, Geneva, Zurich and Ibiza is the incentive. And with a ‘recommend a destination and we’ll probably look into it’ approach, it’s looking like more and more destinations are to be added in the near future.
The site teases that Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona are in the pipeline, so it won’t just be business meetings that you’re flying to in style, but those weekend sojourns to the continent, too. Fancy an impromptu city break in Paris? Want to leave within the hour? No problem. All you’ll need to do is open the Surf Air app and complete your booking up to 15 minutes before the flight. Plus, the perks of valet parking, free Wi-Fi and bespoke interiors far outshine exhausting airport queues and fighting over the window seat. Travelling last-minute has never been so stress-free.
Already boasting 3000, the company is clearly going places and central to its nascent success is CEO Simon Talling-Smith.
The whole aim of Surf Air is to combine simplicity and convenience,” he says, “giving business and leisure travellers across Europe a fresh, new way to fly that saves valuable time.
And from the ground, it seems his all-you-can-fly service is doing exactly what it says on the tin. In California where Surf Air was born in 2013, Surf Air currently offers 90 flights per day to 12 destinations in and around the state.
Next stop – Europe.