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 featured by investigative reporter Jeff Rossen on NBC’s Today Show in a segment where it was favorably reviewed for providing information about delays at the airport as well as helping travelers find nearby airport businesses.
Response to the broadcast was tremendous. Since the piece aired the Fleet app has been downloaded over 50,000 times, and continues to keep growing. Fleet hit the #4 spot in the Apple App Store in the free travel apps category, and broke the 100 apps overall during the day of the report.
“We’re thrilled to see so many new travelers using Fleet,” said Fleet CEO Dan Gartenberg, PhD. “Our community-generated updates about airport conditions works best when more people are contributing, and we’ve seen a lot of great feedback about how Fleet has helped improve the airport travel experience.”
One Fleet user reports: “I was able to see that the airport wasn’t too busy, so I got to spend a few more minutes with my family and head to the airport a little bit later than I normally would. It’s a really helpful app and I’ve found it to be quite accurate.” Another traveler reports: “I used to get so anxious and worried about lines at security gates. Fleet has taken away so much stress and worry about going to the airport.”
“Reducing traveler anxiety was our goal in creating Fleet,” said Melissa Smith, PhD, Fleet’s Chief Operating Officer. “The entire team is excited to see it helping so many travelers have a better experience at the airport!”
Along with the new users there has also been a surge of positive feedback and suggestions for strengthening Fleet. The most common question received was from people looking for an Android version of the app, along with a lot of suggestions for airports to add to Fleet’s continually growing directory of airport businesses.
“An Android version of the Fleet app is in the works, “ says Fleet Chief Digital Officer Jordan Higgins. “We’re also looking in to how we can expand our directory to include more airports, along with some other ideas for new features. There are a lot of exciting things to come!”
Fleet is available as a free download in the Apple App Store.
Founded by a team of psychologists, designers, and computer scientists with a common goal of reducing anxiety associated with air travel, Fleet is a virtual assistant app that combines crowd-sourced updates with commercial flight and airline data to get travelers the information they need when and where they need it. Fleet won first place in a design competition for innovative application of FAA data, and is now available in the Apple App Store to help travelers everywhere fly with less stress and anxiety. Learn more at www.FlyFleet.org.
Learn more at www.FlyFleet.org.