SOURCE: Social Flights, LLC

Social Flights, LLC

April 20, 2011 08:16 ET

Social Flights Introduces Travel Tribes

Virtual Groups Gather Like-Minded Travelers for Collective Buying Power

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - Social Flights, LLC, the web-based service that enables travelers to reserve seats on private aircraft at rates comparable to commercial airline fares, has introduced Travel Tribes. Travel Tribes are collaborative, virtual groups of people who share travel interests and needs. By forming Travel Tribes, travelers may easily create collective buying power to fill private flights at affordable rates, as well as share information and ideas related to travel.

Currently, there are approximately 20 Travel Tribes formed, with framework for more than 50 in place. Most existing Travel Tribes are formed based on departure city, though travelers are invited to create tribes based on affinities and other factors, as well.

"I'm a member of the Nashville Travel Tribe, and I was messaged about the opportunity to fly on a private plane to the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis," explains company co-founder and CEO Jay Deragon. "Why drive when we can collect a group of friends and fly -- faster and affordably -- in a comfortable, private aircraft?"

Deragon says Travel Tribes are the "heart and soul" of Social Flights' goal to make traveling a more positive, social experience by opening private flight alternatives for the beleaguered flying public. It also gives private charter operators the ability to maximize their assets rather than fly empty planes between bookings. Through the power of social networking, Travel Tribe members can even initiate round-trip bookings that align with aircraft availability.

"We've seen college alumni create Travel Tribes to fill flights to bowl and play-off games," Deragon states. "Travel Tribes make traveling fun again while delivering greater value."

Social Flights and Travel Tribes integrate with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn so that those already engaged in social networks can easily interact about travel intentions, interests and itineraries. Travelers are invited to log on to start interacting with fellow travelers and make reservations.

All charter operators affiliated with Social Flights, LLC meet or exceed stringent FAA, DOT, regulations and the highest ARG/US quality standards to ensure safe, secure, and comfortable air travel.

About Social Flights, LLC: "Air Travel Without All the Hassles"
Social Flights, LLC enables the traveling public to reserve seats on charter aircraft at rates comparable to commercial airfare. Social Flights' social technology platform connects travelers who share similar flight intentions through Travel Tribes. www.socialflights.com

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