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.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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