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[Weekly WOW #048] Airportrs.com:

Don’t Leave the Runway Without It.

Have you ever landed in a unfamiliar city without a friend or relative to turn to and wondered how the heck you were going to get to the city center? We have, and it can be a real pain, unless our hotel happens to have a shuttle. But today, a new kid on the web made me slap my forehead and say, “WOW!” Why didn’t someone think of this a long time ago?

Section of the Airportrs Home Page Showing some of the Airports Currently Included on the Site
Section of the Airportrs Home Page Showing some of the Airports Currently Included on the Site

Airportrs is an easy-to-navigate website designed to help travelers just like you and me avoid the pitfalls of standing on the curb with our luggage and without a clue as to the best and most economical way to go. On this gem of a site, you’ll find transportation options that will take you from the airport to the center of many major cities around the world.

The ever-expanding list of airports and transportation options is simple and straightforward. Each option gives you times and prices from the airport to the city center, along with a link for more information.

Part of the Information for the Madrid Airport
Part of the Information for the Madrid Airport

Airportrs can save you a good deal of time and effort browsing numerous web pages in order to identify options and compare prices.. Now, you have a one-stop site where you can easily locate your arrival airport and view your transportation possibilities.

Airportrs was launched on May 1, 2015, and is the brainchild of Co-Founders, Leo Nagano and Carmen Rey. Tired of facing a confusing assortment of choices at every airport – trains, taxis, buses, subways, – each priced differently – Leo had an epiphany: “why not,” Leo recalled thinking, “create an aggregated website with a huge list of airports, and routes from them to the city center?”

But the site isn’t a one-trick pony. You can find information on where to purchase tickets for local attractions and their prices. On the blog, there are useful nuggets on which airports have the best wifi, as well as other travel-related topics.

Although the site is still in beta, there is already a wealth of information for the efficiency-conscious traveler. And the possibilities are endless. I predict that Airportrs will blossom into a site that flyers – frequent or occasional – will visit again and again. Also, don’t be surprised if a mobile phone app arrives on the scene in the near future. Something tells me Leo and Carmen, the innovative travelers who conceived the concept of Airportrs, are just getting started.

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