MileHi insists it's not the Tinder of the skies, but with a name like that it's almost hard to believe. The app is focused on 'networking'—specifically helping solo travelers meet up with like-minded travelers before, during, and after a trip. At its core, the app is a messaging (both private and public) platform that allows users to track each other via flight number.
There are many other apps in this space, but MileHi's founder, Richard Lloyd, sounds confident about the tool's future in an interview with CNN. "There's a huge global exhibition conference circuit that people go around," he says. "There are a lot of sporting events that this app could be relevant to, like when people are flying together to World Cup finals or European Cups. People can talk about sharing a taxi at the other end." So far, people seem to agree. In the first two weeks of its launch, the app brought in more than 3,000 downloads. You can find out more about the app on the MileHi website.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.
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