Air France will soon let customers sell their non-refundable tickets. An Air France initiative that serves as a marketplace for the resale of non-refundable tickets, Paris-based startup FlexFly was founded in April 2018. The website, which is not yet live, allows those who have purchased a non-refundable ticket for a flight they can’t make to put it up for sale.
If someone is interested in the flight and decides to buy it, FlexFly gives the seller a 50% “reward,” as well as taxes they would have got back anyway from Air France. Sellers can find the payment in their account within one month of the transaction. The remaining 50% goes to Air France and FlexFly, who then offer discounted tickets to the buyers.
As of now, Air France and its subsidiary, Joon, are the two partners of the platform. If the initiative proves successful, it could eventually be extended to other companies in the group, such as Hop or Transavia.
It seems like a good idea to resell non refundable tickets, instead of letting that seat go empty. Every party comes out with a win.