All-you-can-fly airline revives unlimited-travel model

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    You can stuff yourself silly at all-you-can-eat buffets and drink yourself stupid at an all-inclusive resort, but is the world ready for all-you-can-fly air travel?

    Wade and Dave Eyerly, a pair of brothers from Southern California, believe it is and they’ve got the plan — and $4 million in venture capital — to back them up. Using a subscription-based model that offers unlimited flights starting at $790 per month, the two hope to launch Surf Air later this year and shake up the industry in the process.

    “Buying plane tickets for individual flights is like paying $8–$9 every time you go to Gold’s Gym,” said CEO Wade Eyerly. “We’re removing the ticket from the revenue model.”

    To accomplish that, the company is hoping to sell monthly subscriptions to commuters and frequent fliers who will appreciate the comfort and convenience of flying between Palo Alto, Santa Barbara, Monterey and Los Angeles in eight-seat, Pilatus PC-12 executive jets. According to Eyerly, the company has already signed up 500 Founding Members and has another 1,500 on its waitlist.

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    The competition of the two newscasters.........:D
     
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    I like to think complimentary vice competing. :)
     
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