AirHelp Launches World’s First Tool To Allow Passengers To Map Their Trips Visually While Uncovering Opportunities for Compensation
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New York (January 17, 2018) – AirHelp, the leading flight compensation company and air passenger rights advocate in the world, today launched the world’s first tool for travelers to check their eligibility for compensation from flight disruptions up to three years in the past. The feature also allows travelers to visually map out their journeys directly from their mobile devices into an adventure map for social sharing. This first-of-its-kind technology will enlighten consumers to compensation they may have never known was available to them.
Available on the AirHelp website and mobile app, the tool is an exciting new dual feature that provides a simple way for air passengers to check their personal flight history for compensation eligibility. Once connected, AirHelp will have the capability to update consumers on future eligibility as soon as their flight disruptions occur.
In addition to quick compensation and notification, the new tool will include a data visualization feature that travelers can use to develop and share a personalized map of their trips across Facebook and Twitter. By analyzing past flight data and including any new flights as they are booked, the tool creates a colorful and engaging map of recent flights, how much money you have spent on flight tickets, how many times you’ve been to the moon and back, and much more to highlight past experiences in a fun and visual display.
“Raising awareness of air passenger rights and identifying new ways to be a consumer advocate has always been our priority,” says AirHelp CEO and co-founder Henrik Zillmer. “Over nine million air passengers are entitled to compensation for disrupted flights every year, yet most of these travelers don’t know that they are eligible or understand how to pursue a valid claim. Our new tool will produce compelling content for today’s social media-driven consumers, while building a platform for automatic notifications about compensation eligibility. We’re excited to educate even more travelers about their rights in a fun, interactive manner with technology.”
This new tool continues AirHelp’s mission to offer passengers the most advanced and consumer-friendly travel solutions worldwide by combining the knowledge of hundreds of legal specialists in air travel with world-class artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. This latest tool joins a growing list of travel-tech innovation in 2017 for the company following the launch of AirHelp’s Boarding Pass Scanner and the debut of Lara, the company’s newest artificial intelligence (AI) powered lawyer focused on increasing the efficiency of determining court success viability. AirHelp is compatible with iOS and Android operating systems and currently works with Gmail, Hotmail and Microsoft Outlook servers.
Check out AirHelp’s new tool online here.
AirHelp is a Y Combinator-backed startup that helps air passengers apply for compensation following a delayed, canceled or overbooked flight. Since its launch in 2013, the company has processed over $195 million in total compensation for disrupted passengers, and has helped more than two million people worldwide to date. The company closed a $12 million Series A round in August 2016, led by Khosla Ventures, Evan Williams, Naval Ravikant, Jimmy Maymann, U-Start and Galvanize Ventures. Headquartered in New York, NY, AirHelp is live in 30 countries, offers support in 15 languages and employs over 500 AirHelpers globally. For more information visit www.airhelp.com.
AirHelp Statement on Data Privacy
Data privacy is a priority to AirHelp. Personal data shared with AirHelp will be used solely for the purpose of determining flight eligibility and the active actions in pursuing a claim. AirHelp has established technical and organizational measures to be compliant within EU regulations on data privacy. Additionally, AirHelp has elected a Data Protection Officer to ensure compliance across the company and ensuring that private data is certified and secured by Norton, TRUSTe, Google and Microsoft.