Airlines' Benefit Programs Make for Friendly Skies

Geneveive Shaw Brown explains which new programs travelers should check out.
3:41 | 03/22/12

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Frequent flyers know that the skies and fortunately are not always as friendly as they promised to be. But a number of new airline programs are now up and running all designed to make that trip from point a to point B. Little more pleasant. Travel editor Genevieve Shaw brought us here had a pulse -- -- these programs. -- welcome to you today thank you know he's -- first of one of the problems we have to address and I say this as someone that does not have children but has nothing against children right but when I -- parents coming in with. Car seats and everything that that they knew little house. They need a little help but I avenue mom and south and congratulate Casey I'm scared to -- My efforts to light with the baby -- -- -- -- very soon but there is a new program called -- in the clouds dot com its new -- new business. That matches. Babysitters and parents who happened to be on the same tough -- parents can -- an action that's that's genius is a GY. It has only coming up now -- now and it's about ten dollars to get the match me and then the company releases the information to the parents that the parents to -- the nanny. And T to check her -- -- appetizer -- -- the drawback to a program like this and it seems. Totally ingenious while the drawback is that -- programmed -- yet have the critical mass -- at six sacks so the more people that know about it the more people that try to -- said. It may be successful but right out having a difficult time. Getting off that got plans for the future what kind of bill that the database -- exactly and make it easier to the don't have to shop -- specific flight. Buy up a city pairs team can then decide -- okay there is getting an and it's -- -- that flight instead of you know a different. It's fascinating concept not a good thing -- is that I have no. To frame of reference for this at all but upper class first class travelers I'm sure -- flying nothing but -- you have right eyewitness. What -- got some of them well heeled -- OK so Virgin Atlantic their upper class these people are used to be treated used used to being treated very very out of -- and -- be continue to be -- very well. I -- whispering coach so. It's. It's. Kind. -- And so this way the passengers are -- 6000 dollars per flight to be honest. Are not going to be mr. sleeping. On -- -- they they identified the proper -- -- -- salivating and you look at this and this is what this looks like a hotel room -- does not look like. You know 36 B where -- -- -- -- -- furniture -- -- sleeping without arguing that I -- -- Atlantic really is known as being kind of the Crandall equality actually I mean it got ia six split along flat lie flat beds. It personalized service everything is just the top the top and this is just one more -- -- -- a little more cost years' service politically delicate touch you have to be well -- People need to be spoken to you. -- specific again this is the language I'm not at all familiar with the other content that we are talking about today is there's a connection sometimes -- these long -- -- your business -- just for pleasure. -- -- second victory for our long -- he wants an -- -- when I talk to him as a program for this now apparently yet to airlines had just reached recently launched social seeding program to Thailand and Malaysia airlines now it's limited to just a few -- on each airline. So don't expect it to be on every single flight you're taking but it basically gives travelers the option to upload their FaceBook or Linkedin profiles. And choose to be -- Next summit is being -- interstate when they find an agency -- -- Atlantic Monday or they want agents and new business. What Everett may pay I think some money makers on this imaginative quite frankly absolutely that's really fascinating and -- if you would obviously this is on optimism voluntary program -- -- -- you can kind of. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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