Let Strangers Drive Your Car

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The Ivy League minds behind a start-up company want to rent your car to strangers while you’re on holiday. What could possibly go wrong?

Though it’s tempting to write FlightCar off as a hare-brained scheme, one must remember that lots of things that seemed like totally crazy ideas at first are now commonplace. The company’s founders hope to change the paradigm around what people do with their vehicles while they are away. When you think about it, leaving a car parked at the airport is a monumental waste of resources.

FlightCar promises to insure your vehicle to the hilt, guaranteed free airport parking, valet car service to drop you off at the terminal, free gas, and your car will be cleaned before it is returned to you. The service is currently only available in San Francisco, but I’m curious to see how it turns out. If folks are willing to rent out their homes on sites like Airbnb, why not cars too? Maybe a generation from now people will be bewildered that airport parking ever existed. Or perhaps it really is a crazy idea.

About The Author

Steph Spencer

Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.

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