Paying for air travel gets expensive, but what if you could help someone (or get a little help yourself), an hour a time? If you break it down that way, the cost seems much more manageable. You can help others take their dream trip with just an hour of flight time, and get the same help yourself. With Skyhour, that's totally doable.
Skyhour was first founded in 2016, and provides an easy, smart, and inspiring way to give an hour in the sky to anyone, anywhere, on 350 airlines. It's a snap to use, quick and easy, allowing you to help someone book the flight of their choice in under a minute, without any restrictions.
WIth Skyhour, you're able to give and receive time in the sky. To give someone hours of flight time, just choose how much time you want to purchase and provide your credit card details. Then you can see that time in your balance, and send it to someone else.
Planning a big trip, and hoping your friends will help out? With Skyhour, you can send out a request for travel hours using Messages, email, Facebook, or anything else with a Share Sheet extension. You can also just copy your own personal Skyhours link and provide it to your generous benefactors.
Once you have your Skyhours accumulated, you can search for flights based on where you want to go, and Skyhour tells you how many hours of flight your options require. The app also lets you know whether checked luggage is included or extra. Time in the sky is determined by the total length of your round-trip flight.
Buy and give air travel, an hour at a time
Plenty of travel apps come and go without any real traction, but Skyhour has caught the attention of a major airline. JetBlue Technology Ventures was so impressed with what Skyhour is hoping to do that it's made a sizable financial investment in the idea. JetBlue also helps bring Skyhour more expertise in hospitality, travel, and the airline ecosystem.
“We are always on the lookout for innovative concepts and ideas that have the potential to transform aspects of how we travel” JetBlue Technology Ventures President Bonny Simi. “We can see this completely changing the travel-gifting experience.”
When someone sends you Skyhours, redeeming them is simple. You can type in the code, or you can scan the QR code that comes with them. It's all done in-app, and you get to watch your Skyhours accumulate as they're counted off one at a time.
Booking a flight with Skyhour is simple. You just enter your departing and arriving airports, search your flights, and pick from among 350 various supporting airlines.
Of course, you have your choice of flights to select from. Some airlines will allow you checked luggage at no additional cost, while others charge extra for your suitcase.
The interface is sleek and modern, a refreshing change from the usual fare of unattractive tables and boring typography. Skyhour has actually put some effort into making their interface look clean, modern, and easy to understand.
I really love the fact that Skyhour gives you rewards; one flight to Denver offers me almost two hours of rewards credit. That can add up pretty quickly.
Skyhour is on to something here, I think. It's a great idea, and I can see myself using it in ways I'd never thought of before. Helping my children fly and see the country without having to foot the bill for their entire journey is just one idea.
Ask others for help flying
You can ask your friends and family for the same gift, with just a few simple taps.
Simple and straightforward flight bookings
Book your own travel, based on how much time you'll spend in the air.
Give the gift of flight, an hour at a time
With Skyhour, you can give air travel to your loved ones, an hour at a time.
Redeem your Skyhours
With just the snap of your iPhone camera, you can redeem your Skyhours and be ready to book your flight.
Book your flight with ease
Once you have your Skyhours, you can search from more than 350 airlines for the perfect flight.