I’m sitting here in the Salt Lake City airport about to board a flight to Phoenix to join a startup poised to disrupt the foreign/crypto exchange and savings markets.
My American flight to Phoenix only cost me $140. And my Delta return flight only $100.
The 2016 Accord Coupe I’ll be picking up for the week cost $290.
And my private room with full amenities and a pool cost $170.
That’s just under $700 for a 6-day, 5-night business trip. Not bad!
How’d I manage to save so much?
I used Skiplagged to find my flights, which are in actuality partial flights. I leave the trip after the first arm as the plane goes on to Vegas each way.
I used Turo to find a sweet ride and paid pennies on the dollar for it.
And I used Airbnb to find high-rated lodging with friendly and accommodating local hosts.
Each of these services is in the alternative market and have made major disruptions, saving customers millions.
I used to travel business a lot, and even a 3-day trip never cost less than $1,800 using traditional airline booking, Avis, and a hotel.