An introduction from Seat Amigo

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Old Jun 13, 19, 4:19 pm
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Originally Posted by TomMM View Post
How many LUV passengers have to sig up to make this really useful?
In order to monetize the IP to achieve any desired multiple for a c2c social media application? 10%. But upthread there are multiple posts noting why that is impossible.

And that's just the revenue number. Uber are announcing flying car stations the week after their CFO and COO quit because they are losing $1B a quarter and post-IPO they decided to cash out and live on the beach rather than face the reality of figuring out how to actually be profitable. Monetizing 21st century mobility requires deep pockets, a lot of luck, or a rock-solid business plan backed by an unassailable business model with very few risks. Amigoware fails a number of tests against any of these topics.

The saving grace for Randy is that he came here and saved himself a lot of unrecoverable time, treasure and toil.

My hope is that Denton Drive hires him as a UX consultant for their upcoming exploratory conversations with uber and lyft regarding destination ridesharing, as a compensatory "reward" for standing down his site and surrendering his IP with no legal entanglements.

Or, maybe we're all full of it and Randy and his investors have the dog by the tail.
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Old Jun 13, 19, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by ursine1 View Post
I suspect he's spent significantly more than $2000.
I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, put the over/under at $10k, and when the dust settles, if anyone can get the actual hard costs on the build from him by PM, we'll put a $100 bar tab on the outcome.
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Old Jun 13, 19, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by seat7a.speedbird2.030828 View Post
By definition and design he is limited to open seating carriers.
Or open it up to all carriers and have the willing participants ask to be seated together before boarding?
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Old Jun 13, 19, 5:27 pm
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Hi Guys,

Sorry I haven't responded but I had to get some work done! I appreciate you guys thinking you might have been harsh. If I folded after a few tough comments, well then that would have been my loss. Some of you have looked me up - I've been around the block. It's very interesting being an entrepreneur at 56 vs 25. At 25, with my Fretlight guitar invention, you guys might have done me in...might. But now, I try to look behind the surface of your comments and try to understand what is really going on with what you're trying to communicate. Your comments were helpful. Again, thank you. I wanted to comment on the market for you all...

I've done the research and the Southwest Airlines Market, just by itself is huge (it may not be huge for Apple, but for Seat Amigo it's a great start). 160M passengers travel per year on 4,000 flights per day. 103 destinations. One class of seating and everybody - i mean EVERYBODY, no matter when you board sits next to someone. Unless the flight isn't full and you're lucky. Their market is growing. 4-5% per year. A little hiccup with 737 MAX but otherwise growing. Also, what's very important in any business venture is CAN YOU FIND YOUR CUSTOMER ECONOMICALLY? The answer here is a resounding yes. They're on the plane and in the airport. So I'm still as enthusiastic as ever about this and I've had some great talks with private investors.

Seat Amigo will get funded and we'll give it a shot. It may work it may fail. I guess we all get to find out. I'm not just saying this, I hope I get a chance to meet you guys someday - I'll bet you're all pretty nice guys. Tough, but genuine. I'll check in from time to me and please - feel free to email me at [email protected].

Thanks

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Old Jun 13, 19, 6:21 pm
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@Seat Amigo

1. I've met 100+ FTers over the years, and all of them are nice in person
2. That having been said, many of us have semi-harsh online personas; don't take it personally
3. You may well get funded because your app is pretty slick, but relying on a single company (WN) would certainly steer me away
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Old Jun 13, 19, 9:50 pm
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When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

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Old Jun 17, 19, 7:25 am
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I've only had one WN flight where I wish I picked someone else to sit next to. Actually he picked the empty middle next to me very late in the boarding process.You can usually tell early on whether someone wants to chat or just chill and take a break from life. If they want to chat I'm ok with that. If they want to chill I've got the iPad with 5000+ songs, some card games and usually 2-3 Netflix videos. I'll save the $5 and buy my favorite seat amigo a drink with it instead. I enjoy meeting people with different interests/skills and usually it's only for 2-4 hours anyway.
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Old Jun 17, 19, 5:11 pm
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If you really go forth with this, at least make sure to advise that the passengers who partake in this board together at the higher boarding number, or at most save one middle seat aft of the exit row.

Agree with the comments that attaching to one company, especially one on which there are no assigned seats, seems unnecessarily risky. Not that non-elite passengers can do much about their seat assignments on a legacy carrier...

Maybe add a Tinder for Lounge Access component...or just Tinder for Airports in general piece.
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