Extra Pack of Peanuts podcast host and Co-Founder Travis Sherry launches the Jetto app to monitor and find the cheapest flights available for the spontaneous traveler.
Depending on the demand, airlines can issue lucrative cheap flight deals at a moment’s notice, but these deals can expire very quickly. Every day prices for flights change and sometimes, for a short time, they are much cheaper than usual.
With Jetto, you choose the airports you’re able to fly out from and the app sends you a notification as soon as a deal is available from those airports.
Jetto Co-Founder and host of the popular travel podcast Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry, tells The Sociable that the inspiration came about four years ago when Sherry was monitoring web sites for the cheapest flights and came across some rather incredible deals like New York to Milan, Italy for $125 round trip, or New York to Madrid, Spain round trip for $225, and even New York to Johannesburg, South Africa for $300 round trip.
We give you the core essentials that you need to decide if you want to take the flight.
But these offers didn’t just pop on the screen out of nowhere, Sherry had to do a lot of digging to find them, and he figured that sooner or later, somebody would discover how to put all the cheapest flight deals onto one app, so that users wouldn’t have to put in all the work that he had to go through.
A few years went by and nobody created the app. Then, at a wedding in Dublin, Sherry met up with web developer, designer, and entrepreneur Nicky Hajal. Hajal was working on an app for the World Domination Summit and the two got to talking. Fast forward to 2017 and the two met again at the World Domination Summit, and Hajal asked, “Do you have an idea that you just can’t kill?”
This was the time for Sherry to lay out his idea for an app that monitors and finds the cheapest flights and Jetto was born with Hajal and Sherry as co-founders.
Available on iOS and Android, Jetto finds the cheapest flights from 50 airports in the United States and 10 in Canada to anywhere in the world with an average discount of 40%.
Built with speed in mind, Jetto pings a user’s phone when there is a cheap deal available along with the price and whether it is round trip or not.
“Usually the price for a deal is good for 1-2 days, but you don’t have to fly right away,” said Sherry. This means that users don’t have to fly within 1-2 days of receiving a deal; they can book a date later down the line.
The point of Jetto is to get the cheapest deals as quick as possible, so users have only 1-2 days on average to buy the tickets before the deals expire.
“We give you the core essentials that you need to decide if you want to take the flight,” said Sherry.
Right now, the Jetto team monitors the cheapest flights manually to ensure that the deals actually work. Automation is on the horizon, but Jetto relies on its staff because, as Sherry explains, “We don’t want every deal to go out in case the deals don’t work. This develops trust.”
To celebrate the launch and how the two founders met, Jetto is giving away a free ticket to Dublin, and the launch giveaway will end Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10PM EST. The winner will be chosen at random by Gleam.
You can listen to Travis Sherry explain the genesis of Jetto on his podcast here.