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New Travel Startup GoBumpFree, Exclusively for
Airline Employees, Takes the Pain Out of Getting Bumped
Why? Traditionally, airline employees could fly all over the world for free, or very low cost. But if they got bumped from their flight—airline employees fly standby—they'd pay hotel cancellation fees for a vacation they never got to take. No longer, with GoBumpFree.
“As a former airline employee, I know how frustrating it is to have this great travel benefit—free flights—but not be able to use it because you’d pay cancellation fees if you got bumped,” says Donna Lavallee, president and founder of GoBumpFree.
“GoBumpFree customers, however, can cancel even just hours before check-in, and they won’t pay a cent. That’s a huge value, especially over several trips,” says Lavallee. “Hotels and resorts benefit by listing their properties and getting access to these influential, frequent travelers. Basically, if you have an empty hotel room, that’s an opportunity to accommodate one of these great customers.”
GoBumpFree is hoping to become the travel booking platform of choice for airline employees and retirees, and their friends and family. “These are customers who book spontaneous vacations all the time, and are really influential in their personal networks because they’re frequent travelers,” says Lavallee. “So they’re the ideal customer for a hotel or resort. Sometimes they get bumped and can’t make it, but they return to their favorite destinations again and again.”
GoBumpFree is launching the latest version of their travel platform this week at GoBumpFree.com, and are running several promotions (including vacation giveaway packages) to coincide with the launch.