A new mobile app that allows users to "engage and message" fellow passengers is being targetted at frequent business travellers.
MileHi scans ICAO and IATA data so that users, once registered, can enter the details of any flight and then send a message to all those using the app who are travelling on the same flight number. Direct private messages can also be sent.
The app has a "left and right swipe" option that enables users to see who is travelling to the same destination on the same flight number the day before or the day after their own flight.
Other features include using private direct messaging "to arrange a meeting in the airport lounge and even ensure that you are seated together to then continue discussions onboard and arrive at your destination already ahead of the competition".
A statement further explained: "The app is perfect for those who happen to be going to the same conference or the same city to do business. For example, users could arrange to share a taxi from the arrival airport to save on business expenses."
Richard Lloyd, founder of MileHi, said: "This application has been designed from the ground up to allow an easy and convenient way for passengers to connect prior to travel.
"Business users can now network with peers travelling on the same flight and maximise the potential of their time onboard a flight."
MileHi is available on both Apple and Android platforms.
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