July 18, 2016 6:47 pm

NewLeaf adds new destination and online flight bidding service

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NewLeaf Travel has added Edmonton to its list of non-stop flights from Winnipeg, according to a news release Monday.

On the same day, NewLeaf announced it is partnering with Calgary company, Jump On Flyaways, to offer travelers a chance to bid on unsold seats.

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The company will accept and gather bids on the eleven routes and present them to NewLeaf, according to a news release Monday.

“Our bidding platform was developed to allow ‘Jumpers’, or flexible travellers, to bid on potentially unsold airline seats,” said Roger Jewett, CEO, Jump On Flyaway in a release. “We receive bids during the flight booking period and present them to NewLeaf, who may accept high bids at their discretion. ”

NewLeaf can accept the bids anytime up to 48 hours before the flight. When a bid is accepted the flyer’s credit card is charged and the ticket is sent two days before takeoff.

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