For many, hitching a ride to the airport isn’t an option, or maybe it’s just more convenient to drive your own car to catch a flight. And with staffed lots to make sure cars stay safe and a shuttle to get to and from the airport, parking can feel like a safe, easy choice. But for those travelers who left their vehicles at a discount parking lot at the Orlando airport, it proved to be an inconvenient experience after the business closed down unexpectedly.
What if there were an AirBNB for cars? FlightCar is a startup that aims to connect lonely cars in long-term airport parking with travelers in need of short-term wheels. This seems like a great idea….except, like many “sharing economy” businesses, it’s a great idea until something goes wrong. Just ask reader Evan. [More]