Economy or First Class? Innovative app helps you get better seats cheaper

12:43 PM | 31 May, 2016
Economy or First Class? Innovative app helps you get better seats cheaper
SYDNEY (Web Desk) - A Sydney-based startup will now enable frequent flyers to travel Business or first class at much-reduced fares.

Seatfrog, a mobile application will let you upgrade to business or first class at the last minute and without much hassle. The app holds auctions for flyers looking for an upgraded seat.


The process of availing these discounts requires three simple steps, none of which require any documentation.

Commuters first add travel details into the app. The airline company, after evaluating seat capacity, opens up an auctions for flyers. Those who have added details can then bid.

Once a users bid is successful, they automatically receive an upgraded boarding pass on their handset.

The airline firm will also benefit from the app as it helps them fill empty seats, even at the last moment before the flight takes off.

The application which will be launched later this year has already raised $1.2 million in seed funding.

Former Quantas International CEO , Simon Hickey, is backing Seatfrog as an advisor and aims to make it a successful venture.


The writer is a civil servant.


Today Open Market Currency Rates - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 23 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 23, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 294.3 and selling rate is 297.9 while British Pound rate is 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 72.85.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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