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Re: Aura Airlines
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 07:31:36 AM »
Looks kinda unrealistically ambitious if you ask me:

They plan to operate out of small private airports in major U.S. cities, and they claim you only have to show up 20 min before your flight.
The lower class (which they call First) will have 44 inches of seat pitch.
Premium class will be called Wave, and has custom Swiss-designed zero-gravity AÏANAWAVE seats that lie completely flat.
Choice of a cut of beef, lamb, chicken, duck or fish cooked by an onboard chef. Fresh sushi and sashimi menu.

With a $100 membership, prices start at $280 for a one-way between Atlanta and Chicago. I imagine prices skyrocket for their 'Wave' class, or for your choice cut of meat :)

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Re: Aura Airlines
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2018, 07:59:59 AM »
These are the advertised ex-NYC prices.

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Re: Aura Airlines
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2018, 02:32:06 PM »
Looks awesome!!! A little over the top, but I hope they can keep the pricing. Forbes wrote a piece on the founder last week: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristintablang/2018/06/26/zander-futernick-zed-aerospace-aura-luxury-air-travel/#7370433813c9

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Re: Aura Airlines
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 02:47:24 PM »
Looks awesome!!! A little over the top, but I hope they can keep the pricing. Forbes wrote a piece on the founder last week: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristintablang/2018/06/26/zander-futernick-zed-aerospace-aura-luxury-air-travel/#7370433813c9

Wow, the founder is 21!

Also, according to Aura's website,: there's a one-time initiation fee of $700 and a monthly fee of $250, but if you sign up before July, sign up before July 31, 2018, you pay no initiation fee plus your monthly membership will be $100/month for life. Joining before July 31 requires a 1-time deposit of $100, and they don't start billing the $100/month membership until after your first flight. (Sounds like they won't bill until your first flight even if they're operation flights for a while before you fly.)

Is anyone here going to sign up by July 31 to take advantage of the savings of the $700 initiation fee plus a savings of $150/month for life?

Something tells me that @Dan is quietly making a $100 deposit right now, if he hasn't a long time ago :). It's not such a big investment even if one intends on trying their service just once, as presumably you can take one flight when they launch and then cancel your membership after the first month, which means the total cost is $100 deposit+$100 for one month of membership+flight cost.

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Re: Aura Airlines
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2018, 03:49:48 PM »
I don't see this taking off....

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Re: Aura Airlines
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2018, 05:39:04 PM »
I don't see this taking off....
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Re: Aura Airlines
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2018, 05:47:17 PM »
their website is definitely nice

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Re: Aura Airlines
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2018, 06:19:36 PM »
Is anyone here going to sign up by July 31 to take advantage of the savings of the $700 initiation fee plus a savings of $150/month for life?

I donated $100 to them to see how it goes.

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Re: Aura Airlines
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2018, 09:54:43 PM »
Live Q&A happening now with founder on FB live.

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Re: Aura Airlines
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2018, 06:56:43 AM »
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We are blessed to be able to make this announcement: We have reached capacity for our AURA Founding KeyHolder program!

Thank you to the thousands of people worldwide who have signed up for their AURA FoundingKey since launch—this is a decision we made to ensure we have the capacity to faithfully serve you as we promised. We can’t wait to welcome you aboard!

For those who have not yet had a chance to register, we invite you to join our KeyHolder waitlist on www.flyAURA.com. Going forward, as we expand our operations and make more Keys to AURA available, we will notify you and we will continue honor the FoundingKey deal as long as you join the waitlist by July 31st. There is no deposit needed to join the Waitlist!

Again, a warm welcome to everyone in the AURA family! We’re excited to bring forward a sense of prestige to the American skies.

Worthy read - https://crankyflier.com/2018/07/23/who-the-f-is-aura/