The next time you’re considering selling your soul to get out of the middle seat, pull out your smart phone and place a bid on Seateroo.
The new app essentially creates a digital marketplace where travelers can pay (or get paid) to swap seats. Simply browse through a database of all participating travelers, pick a seat, place a bid (starting at $5) and voila, you can exchange payment and seat assignments before the plane even leaves the ground.
The benefits of the app are all in what you make of it- if your ticket was expensive, you could potentially reduce your travel spend and in turn, improve someone else’s travel experience exponentially. It’s quite the utilitarian scenario.
The app is free to download, but Seateroo claims a small 15% service fee for all payments. Download here.