Companies who sign up with DayJet enter the company's Web site, which has no set itinerary or pricing. Instead, users enter their cities of origin and destination and the time they want to depart and arrive. Users also enter how much time they need to complete their trip, and the company's computers then decide the flight's price.
For example, a one-way direct flight from Boca Raton to Gainesville, with a two-hour window for DayJet to complete the trip, would cost about $854. Such a scenario would apply to someone who needs to leave Boca by 8 a.m. and get to Gainesville by 10 a.m.
With a more flexible four-hour travel window, the one-way price would drop to about $458. With six hours, it's about $331. On its Web site, DayJet promises a maximum 30-minute wait.
w=8.1 In contrast, Delta Air Lines' Web site showed one-way weekday fares from Miami to Gainesville, with two weeks advance booking, at $711, with a stop and change of planes in Atlanta. With multiple stops, Delta's Miami-to-Gainesville flight costs as low as $539.50, but it's at least an eight-hour trip. o
US Airways' one-way weekday fare to Gainesville was $523 with two-weeks' notice, including a stop and change of planes in Charlotte, N.C.
The commercial flights would take no less than four hours. With a half-hour wait and a roughly 1 -hour flight, DayJet could get to Gainesville in about half that time.
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