Two Travel Start Ups You Should Know About

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RedAwning.com & SurfAir

RedAwning, the “vacation rental marketplace” and SurfAir, a unique airline with an exclusive “all you can fly” membership.

First up, RedAwning.com

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As a flight attendant I overnight in full service hotels on layovers. And at mealtime it’s room service, dining out, or grabbing a bite ‘to-go’ while running through the airport. Sounds fun and exciting right? Not if you’re a homebody like me. I get homesick. What do I miss most when traveling for work? My kitchen.

Whether at home or traveling, I enjoy the experience of food shopping and puttering around a kitchen preparing meals. For personal travel I’ll hit the local specialty markets, sampling the freshest and best foods available from the area. With the meal planned, I top it off with a loaf of fresh bread and a bottle of wine, and I’ve got the ingredients for a perfect evening at ‘home’….. away from home.

For vacations I prefer ‘home rentals’ or serviced apartments for short and long stays over hotels. They’re practical and offer special perks and amenities you’ll not find at any hotel. And no two are alike!

I’ve recently discovered a new “vacation rental marketplace”~ RedAwning.com . The website is sharp and user friendly. The booking process is quick and easy with lots of information and images provided for each property while offering a variety of accommodations and unique locations.

Before booking your next vacation, check www.RedAwning.com and tell them Martha sent you. Not sure that will get you anything, well unless they think it’s the ‘other’ Martha?

image from RedAwning.com

From their website:

Welcome to the future of vacation rentals

RedAwning.com is a managed vacation rental marketplace that makes booking and staying in a vacation rental just like a hotel.

We combine the superior benefits of a vacation rental with the convenience, services and certainty of a hotel.

RedAwning aggregates hundreds of vacation rental properties across multiple destinations and provides instant reservations by credit card, a standard rental agreement across all properties, a satisfaction guarantee so customers are assured that our properties are all accurately presented, and added perks for each destination. It’s an easy, fast and consistent experience for vacation renters, wherever they want to go. And owners only pay for actual reservations received, so there is no risk to participate. With easy search, clear property presentations, and immediate online booking, we are transforming the vacation rental process. Reserving your vacation rental has never been this easy! And, RedAwning is with you each step of the way to make sure your experience is great all the way through your trip.

www.RedAwning.com

 

 

 

Next, we bring you SurfAir! (Coming Soon)

The California coast is buzzing with news about an airline offering an “all you can fly” membership based air service to six California destinations. See below article from HuffingtonPost.com:

 

Surf Air, Silicon Valley’s Newest Airline, Caters To Wealthy Entrepreneurs, Investors

When David Eyerly earned a partial scholarship to attend a California flight school, he asked his older brother Wade for some advice. Pilot jobs were tough to come by and David didn’t see the payoff. But Wade, 32, wanted his brother to stick with flying and asked what it would take to keep him in the air. David, 27, joked that Wade could just buy a plane, start an airline and hire him.

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“I took him more serious than he intended,” says the older Eyerly, who on Thursday launched Surf Air, a new membership-based travel service that lets clients fly as many as 11 times each month between six California destinations for $990 a month……. continued at www.HuffingtonPost.com

From their website:

Revolutionizing the way you fly

Launching Summer 2012, Surf Air simplifies and enhances the flying experience through an exclusive all-you-can-fly membership.

This is the way flying should be.

Simplified flying

SurfAir Interior (image- SurfAir.com)

  • No hassle, no lines and no fees
  • Unlimited flights (up to six reservations at a time)
  • Book in under 30-seconds
  • Convenient and accessible local airports

Enhanced experience

  • First-class luxury in $4 million executive aircraft
  • On-site, personal concierge service
  • Exclusive community of air travelers
  • Complimentary guest passes
  • Special offers from Surf Air partners

SurfAir hopes to ‘take off’ later this summer. Check out Surf Air at www.SurfAir.com

 

 

1 comment for “Two Travel Start Ups You Should Know About

  1. April 19, 2012 at 10:50 am

    But wait, there’s more……….

    Another west coast ‘start-up’ airline may be stirring up the California coast. California will get a lot smaller if ‘California Pacific Airlines’ and ‘Surf-Air’ take off.

    From 10News.com

    “Plans For New Local Airline Moving Forward. California Pacific Airlines Will Be Based At McClellan-Palomar Airport In Carlsbad.

    When California Pacific takes off, it is expected that every day four planes will fly non-stop to Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco, Phoenix and Las Vegas along with Cabo San Lucas. There will be three to four daily flights to each location.”

    Click here for complete news story: http://www.10news.com/news/30917201/detail.html

    Check out California Pacific Airlines at http://www.flycpair.com/

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