Flight-Sharing Company 'Rise' is Changing Corporate Travel

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 20, 2015
References: iflyrise & austin.culturemap
By paying a flat monthly fee to flight-sharing company Rise, members have access to unlimited travel on a private business jet.

Members are able to make travel plans through the Rise app to be flown to a desired destination on an eight-passenger King Air 350. Rise makes it possible for business travelers to avoid garages, security lineups and uncomfortable seats for a price of $1,650 monthly, which seems extravagant, but it could actually save tons of time and money for those who frequently fly on commercial airlines.

Although there are some companies that are banning employees from making the most of the sharing economy for travel, Rise is paving the way for the future of business travel by providing a comfortable alternative to commercial flights and the costs of owning a private jet.