Well, for those of you who don't know, here's a bit of Flightfox history:
Todd Sullivan and Lauren McLeod, two Aussies living in Sydney, launched Flightfox back in February 2012 (on the 14th). Happy Valentine's Day travellers! The startup gained popularity in Sydney before the pair picked up and moved to San Francisco, California to grow the business and particpate in Y Combinator.
Sydney to San Fran, that's a familiar route! These two major cities then became two of the most popular hubs for Flightfox, with travellers flying nearly 7,500 miles (12,000 kilometres) between them.
That's enough history, let's get back to the fun stuff!
We've hosted a collection of showcase contests in the past (meaning a contest run by Flightfox solely to see how much our flight experts can save), and in 2013 we launched some pretty crazy showcase contests.
But what about our customers? Are they launching crazy round-the-world trips like this as well? Actually, Yes!
Early in 2013 "rtwtraveller" launched a contest to, you guessed it, travel around the world. Here are all the places he flew to.
That's sixteen different countries (leaving from London) and he wanted to see them all in three months. Of course the experts rose to the challenge. Expert Aarontheseira found the best route and was awarded the $248 finder's fee.
Is there something you've always wanted to know about Flightfox? Well now's your chance to chat with the Flightfox team, kind of...
How many contests have customers launched on Flightfox?
17,940 since we first started, and counting.
How many flights were booked thanks to Flightfox?
145,352 An average contest includes 2 travellers and 4 flights.
How many people applied to be Flightfox travel experts?
More than 3,800 people from around the world!
What's the most someone has paid for a Flightfox contest?
$500 to fly first class to Asia for a ridiculously low price.
What's the average amount paid to launch a Flightfox contest?
It swings between $24 to $500, with the average around $50.
Anything else you want to know? Feel free to ask us your own questions down below, in the comments.
Wait, don't rush off to your holiday tree-trimming and caroling parties just yet, we have an announcement to make!
Listen up Flightfox fans, there are some BIG changes coming next year. You can expect hassle-free booking, real-time chat, better and faster flight results, hotel booking options, more information about the Flightfox experts and a new puppy (okay so there's no puppy, sorry).
Thanks for the support thus far travellers - happy holidays and safe travels!
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