Flytenow made the unimaginable possible, according to the Foundation for Economic Education.
Combining Uber’s entrepreneurial service platform with aviation, Flytenow was offering customers travel from Boston to Martha’s Vineyard in less than an hour for under $70.
Flytenow allows users to find a flight to their destination and share the cost with the pilot or other passengers.
Unfortunately for Flytenow, the Federal Aviation Administration lumped Flytenow in with other airlines, such as Delta, and banned the company, saying that “private pilots cannot possibly comply with the myriad regulations that apply to the large airlines,” the Foundation for Economic Education reported.
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Sheena McFarland has worked in the communication field for more than a decade. She currently is a communications specialist for The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, telling the stories of students, faculty and staff through traditional and new media. She continues to freelance for The Salt Lake Tribune, where she was a reporter and editor, covering topics ranging from education to government to astronomy. She graduated from the University of Utah with a communication degree and minors in French and biology teaching.