RNWY.VC 13: Should Airlines Get Back Into Hotels?


We're still experimenting with episode formats and this episode is no different.

On this episode, we talk Shashank Nigam, Founder & CEO of SimpliFlying. Rather than our typical interview style, Shashank and I have a conversation that is more likely to be heard at a conference happy hour, rather than on conference stage. Our conversation circles around a hypothetical situation of an airline merging with a hotel chain and what each could bring to the table. However, we don't just leave it at an unnamed hotel chain - we're talking specifically about Airbnb (arguably the biggest hotel chain). We talk about which airlines would be a good match for an Airbnb partner, as well as end with our top pick.

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As always, we want to thank Bruno Misonne for our intro music. To listen to more of Bruno Misonne, check out his website for the full album: www.brunomisonne.com. As well as thank, Kutchins & Groh, an airport planning firm that specializes with capital planning and helping airport prepare for future development. Check out their website at: www.kutchins-groh.com.

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