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  1. Sam @ SFO
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    How are companies like this not “Uber for the air”? The thing that genuinely sets services like Uber and Lyft apart from taxis isn’t app-based dispatch and payment (Taxis have had those since soon after Uber was on the scene with TaxiMagic, now Curbed, and Flywheel.), but the fact that Uber doesn’t employ their drivers or take any responsibility for the operation or maintenance of their vehicles or success of their individual sole-proprietorships.

    It seems to me that, putting aside the asenine need for everything in the valley to be an *established product* for *new twist*, if wheels up is “providing” a service, by only providing marketing, branding and service standards for a bunch of private operators, a la the “sharing economy”, how are they so different from Uber?