Berkeley Graduate Students Win 2016 Fly Fleet Design Competition

WASHINGTON — A team of graduate students from the Berkeley School of Information have won the 2016 Fleet Design Competition. Students from the winning team included: Edward Yip, Divya Garg, Kimberly Bourque, Nimarit Walia, Rishi Jethi, and Riyana Basu. Fly Fleet, LLC founded the annual design competition to provide university students with an opportunity to identify innovative methods of improving …

Fleet Brings Local Flavor to Airports

Partnerships with Ben’s Chili Bowl and Localvore Today help connect Travelers with Local Experiences WASHINGTON, DC, September 6, 2016 – Anyone who flies has been stuck at the airport with nothing to do but wait. Nowadays airports are increasingly featuring local businesses and restaurants of their state.  So travelers can now use that time to get a real sense of …

✈ Fleet 3.0: new features just in time for holiday travel! ✈

 Three years ago, six students and one very tired Assistant Professor sketched out a rough vision for an app that would become the world’s best free travel assistant. Since then we’ve worked hundreds of nights and weekends trying to change that vision into reality. Hard work does pay off – and today we are writing to announce the release of …

Fleet joins the Mile-High club; 50,000 new users and climbing!

The leading community for air travelers reaches new heights after being featured on NBC’s Today Show as a great app for getting updates on TSA Security wait times and finding things at the airport. WASHINGTON, June 10, 2016 – With delays at the airport at an all-time high, traveler frustration has also increased. To address these concerns, Fleet was recently …

Fly Fleet LLC: Improving Air Travel with the Crowd Source Revolution

Hacking Air Travel, Together Download it on the Apple App Store. Typical air travel apps get their data about delays from computer systems run by the FAA, airports, and airlines, in combination with data from GPS and beacons. But sometimes the delay information that these services provide are not up-to-date and can even be wrong. They also don’t include key …

Announcing Fleet 2.0: reducing the stress and anxiety of holiday air travel through crowdsourcing and design.

Fleet, a virtual assistant app for air travel, now offers enhanced flight tracking features and an expanded airport database to make flying less stressful. WASHINGTON, December 4, 2015 – Just in time for holiday travel, Fleet provides personalized updates on flight times, information about airports, and communication between travelers, friends, and family. In addition to flight status updates, Fleet uniquely …

It Takes Vision to Succeed with MVP Development

Over the past two years, a small group of very smart students from George Mason University’s Human Factors and Applied Cognition graduate program (and one very tired, now ex-professor) have been building Fleet, the world’s best commercial air travel app. Along the road, we’ve learned a lot about Minimum Viable Product (MVP) style development, and in particular, how important product vision is …