StormX has recently announced that customers will now be able to purchase first class plane tickets with cryptocurrency, thanks to the fact that they have partnered with I Only Fly First Class – a travel concierge service. Tickets can be purchased through the Storm Play app.
Customers can use STORM tokens to purchase discounted first class airfare. The way in which I Only Fly First Class works is the company will purchase award miles from different loyalty programmes at the wholesale prices, and use these to book flights, meaning they can pass the saving to their customers.
Speaking about the partnership, the CEO of StormX said;
“Making first class flights available in cryptocurrency to savvy consumers, tech enthusiasts, adventurers, and bargain hunters is a momentous leap forward in merging the worlds of travel and crypto. Perhaps the most exciting is that StormX’s alliance with I Only Fly First Class means that travelling in style – once a luxury afforded by few – is now at the fingertips of everyday people. By watching advertisements or reviewing products, for example, anyone anywhere in the world can be rewarded in STORM Tokens and then use them to travel the world first class at more affordable fare.”
The CEO of I Only Fly First Class echoed these views, saying;
“The travellers on our platform come to us for the best luxury deals that are off the beaten path of traditional flight booking. Incorporating the added bonus of being able to pay in cryptocurrency – and being one of the first concierge services to offer this option – is an exciting way to recognise our thriving community. Our focus is to provide the most progressive, upscale, and secure air travel experience in the world, and our alliance with StormX will help us make this a reality for an entirely new community of tech lovers.”
The reason that this is such a big deal, is that it is one of the first major steps at bridging the gap between digital currency and the travel industry, which may well inspire others to follow suit.
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