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1st crowdsourced flight created by Calgary resident sells out for May 20-23 long weekend!

Steven Hoedel created his own travel experience by choosing the destination (Kelowna), date, time and airplane and then invited his friends, family and colleagues to join him.

Calgary, Alberta (May 16, 2016) – “In the evolving world of sharing communities and travel, our new crowdsourcing concept (JumpStart) is working,” explains Roger Jewett CEO, Jump On Flyaways. “Steven Hoedel has demonstrated how easy it is for travellers to take control of their personal travel experience using our crowdsourcing platform.”

Steven Hoedel (pictured above with his wife) is Jump On Flyaways’ first JumpStart Hero! 
Steven Hoedel (pictured above with his wife) is Jump On Flyaways’ first JumpStart Hero!

“This is an awesome concept,” says JumpStart Hero Steven Hoedel who created and Sold Out a Calgary to KelownaJumpStart for the May 20-23 long weekend.  “With the price being so low, it was easy to generate interest and have people ‘Back’ the flight.” We’re excited to meet up with friends in Kelowna and now we can afford to fly, rather than take the long drive.”

About Jump On!!   

Jump On Flyaways is a sharing community of like-minded travellers seeking low airfares and an improved travel experience. In 2013, Jump On created an airplane sharing service using idle aircraft and its Jumping Point concept to offer Jumpers a unique experience while saving 35%-65% off typical airline fares.

Jump On recently launched JumpStart, where Jumpers can go online to create and crowdsource their own flights to sporting events, weddings, concerts and getaway destinations.

Jump On is the brainchild of Roger Jewett, a Calgary entrepreneur and Chartered Account with a successful business track record as CEO of RareMethod and Twist Marketing and CFO of Enerjet and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies.

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