Routehappy Launch Helps Flyers Find The Happiest Flight For The Lowest Price, Revealing Hidden Details About Flight Experience

Routehappy Launch Helps Flyers Find The Happiest Flight For The Lowest Price,
     Revealing Hidden Details About Flight Experience For The First Time

Flights Worldwide Graded with Happiness Scores Based on Dozens of Happiness
Factors; Matched with a Powerful Low Fare Search Engine, Creating a
Next-Generation Metasearch Site

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 26, 2013

NEW YORK, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Routehappy (routehappy.com) launches
today, with the mission to help people fly better for less. For the first
time, flyers can quickly and easily find flights with more comfortable seats
on better planes with the amenities they care about. The industry's first
"Happiness Factors" and "Happiness Scores" are Routehappy's secret sauce.
Routehappy ranks billions of flights and connections worldwide, which are then
matched with a powerful low fare search engine. Scores and prices are
presented side-by-side for a fresh new approach to flight search.

Routehappy's team of Flight Geniuses spent over a year researching, analyzing,
and grading aircraft types, seats, amenities and trip duration to engineer its
signature Happiness Scores based on the Happiness Factors flyers care about
most. Routehappy presents more flight details than any other source. Flight
data includes seat size (pitch and width), business and first class seat
types, seat layout, entertainment, Wi-Fi, in-seat power, plane quality, trip
duration and more.

"Flight search today is almost entirely about price and schedule. But there's
a wide range of other factors that matter when people buy flights," said
Robert Albert, Founder & CEO of Routehappy. "Routehappy's unique default
Happiness sort makes it easy for flyers to see the happiest flight on every
route. Consumers who want the best bang for their buck can now easily book
flights on new planes, with more legroom, wider seats and better on-board
amenities."

Now Every Flyer Has Access To Expert Knowledge When Booking Flights

Routehappy offers unique Happiness Factors flyers won't find anywhere else,
explaining each one with expert tips from our team of Flight Geniuses. Flyers
can filter results by Happiness Factors including:

  oNicer aircraft: highlighting the most and the least comfortable planes,
    including better regional jets and the most modern, spacious aircraft
    loaded with features.
  oSeat: 25+ types analyzed by legroom, width and style, revealing roomier
    economy seats, plus the full range of premium seats, including recliner,
    angled and full flat pod.
  oSeat layout: 55+ variations show flights with fewer people per row and the
    lowest number of middle seats: including planes that have nine versus 10
    seats across in the same space.
  oEntertainment: 20+ types, from overhead monitors to full on demand in-seat
    video, plus the very latest in "Netflix on a plane" streaming to your own
    device.
  oIn-seat power: nearly a dozen kinds, from adapter-required to plugs + USB.
  oWi-Fi: the most comprehensive and updated source for Wi-Fi availability on
    flights, including rapidly expanding international coverage.
  oFlyer ratings: real flyer ratings, reviews, tips and pictures for airlines
    & airports worldwide.

Routehappy Uses Big Data to Solve a Big Problem For Flyers and Airlines

Airlines are investing millions of dollars upgrading planes and airports with
new amenities and services, yet online travel agencies and other metasearch
sites do not reveal the many product differences among flights, causing flyers
to focus on price and schedule alone.

Routehappy is solving this industry problem with big data. Routehappy's team
of airline and data experts manually gathers disparate product information
about flights from hundreds of sources, including airline websites, airline
press releases, airline staff, industry analysts and experts, blogs, forums,
news stories, commercial sources, and the Routehappy community of real
travelers. Data is fed into Flightpad, a proprietary system that scores
product attributes across flights and matches them with dynamic fares and
availability.

Routehappy's Evolution to Next Generation Metasearch

Routehappy matches Happiness Factors and Happiness Scores to a low fare search
engine with pricing and availability from Amadeus, a global travel technology
company and leader in fare search solutions. Users search on Routehappy but
book directly with airlines and online travel agencies. At launch, Routehappy
users can purchase directly through American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United
Airlines and priceline.com. Routehappy will continue to add flight inventory
and booking partners as the site evolves.

About Routehappy

Routehappy (routehappy.com) is the flight search site that helps people find
the happiest flight for the lowest price. All flights are not created equal,
so Routehappy combines a powerful low fare search engine with Happiness
Factors that matter to flyers, such as seat comfort, entertainment, Wi-Fi,
in-seat power, trip duration and more. Routehappy ties it all together with a
Happiness Score for every flight, giving flyers all the information they need
to quickly and easily select the perfect combination of experience and price.
Booking is seamlessly integrated with links to airline and online travel
agency partners.

Routehappy is based in New York City, and is funded by venture capital and
prominent industry angel investors. Read more at Routehappy's Flight Genius
blog, featuring tips, insights, and pictures. Find the happiest flight for
the lowest price at routehappy.com.

To learn more about Routehappy or to schedule an interview, contact Kellie
Pelletier, kpelletier@routehappy.com, 917-514-5851. Further electronic assets,
press releases, media images, reviews, photos from real Routehappy reviewers
and more are available at routehappy.com/presskit.



SOURCE Routehappy

Website: http://www.routehappy.com
 
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