Airport app offers holiday romance
29 June 2016 09:19
Could airport romance bloom?
Holiday romances could flower via a free new airport app, according to its makers.
Btrfly aims to get air travellers with similar interests or identical flights connected via a tool which has coverage across 380 different airports, the Daily Mail reports.
How does the new Btrfly app work?
There are 3 steps to using the app:
• Travellers use their airport or journey details to log in.
• They are given a special list of fellow Btrfly users who may be booked on their plane or are in the airport. The passenger's details include their age, name, destination, airport and flight. Holidaymakers or businesspeople can browse user profiles.
• They connect with other travellers.
What link-ups does it hope to offer?
• Businesspeople looking for others going to the same conference
• Friends looking for like-minded people
• People searching for romance
• Music lovers looking for people travelling to the same gig or festival
• Holiday-goers hoping to share a taxi with someone from the same airport
Making sure your mobile device is covered
Mobile apps are all very well and good, but they are no use if airport travellers' devices are lost or stolen.
That is why travel insurance is so key for the smooth running of a trip should the worst happen.
It covers the cost of thieved and mislaid items as well as protecting customers against flight delays or cancellations.
What the expert says
Btrfly chief executive Cenk Gurz has told the Independent that the tool enables flyers to meet every kind of traveller, including interesting strangers.
The so-called "Airport Tinder" makes talking to airport strangers less socially awkward, Mr Gurz says.
He believes the app will result in less time-wasting and better utilise time waiting around at airports and while on flights.
Mr Gurz looks forward to the Btrfly community growing so the choice of strangers to meet will be even wider.