Travelers planning on leaving their cars at Sea-Tac Airport can park without paying at a lot on International Blvd. if they're willing to let Flightcar rent their vehicle to incoming travelers.
"While you're on your trip, you'll actually get notifications so you
know what's happening with your car," said Flightcar co-founder and
president Kevin Petrovic. "You know whether someone rented it."
The 20-year-old Petrovic isn't old enough to rent a car at most
agencies. He left Princeton to launch his peer-to-peer car sharing
company and says he's yet to make a profit.
But people parking can save money and make money. Vacationers park for
free and get a car wash at no cost, even if nobody ends up renting their
vehicle. Car owners get reimbursed up 5 to 20 cents a mile depending on
their car model.
"Because we use other people's cars and don't use our own cars, we're
actually able to offer a little bit of a lower price," Petrovic said.
He also said Flightcar screens the driving history of every renter.
People with DUI's or more than 2 minor violations in the last two years
If the car is scratched, wrecked, or stolen, Flightcar covers it. The
startup takes out a million dollar liability and full collision on each
Some Sea-Tac travelers expressed reservations about letting a stranger behind their wheel.
Flightcar is new to Seattle but already has locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston.
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