Flightright – The Right Way to Protect Passengers

Posted by | 14 November, 2018 | Berlin, Startup

Today’s the day when you meet Flightright - the company who looks after customer’s rights when they fly the skies. Check out the interview with them - they might just be the employee you are looking for. They’ll be waiting for you at the Berlin Tech Job Fair this week!

What’s the story behind the creation of your company? What inspired you to start your business?

The idea for Flightright was born one day between an airport, a court and an important appointment with a priest. Our founder Philipp Kadelbach’s flight was scheduled to take off at 2pm but it was 5 hours delayed. Philipp had to arrive on time because it was the flight to his wedding. He managed to book another flight for 300EUR at his own expenses, allowing him to arrive on time. After, he wanted the compensation for the flight and contacts the airline. The airline initially takes a cooperative stance before all goes quiet. In a fair world, getting your compensation would be as easy as booking a flight - and the idea of Flightright was born. Flightright counts now 140 employees to ensure putting customers on an equal footing with airlines.

What’s your company culture like?

We have 5 principles that we want to live every day.

  • Give customers access to justice:

We take the extra step for our customers as we ensure that they are treated equally

  • Get it done & deliver:

Deliver step by step and take over responsibility for the end result

  • Make mistakes & learn:

Accept that mistakes can happen but make sure to not repeat them in the future

  • Work & grow together:

Create a nice working climate while you treat everybody with respect

  • Be brave & show courage:

Take smart risks and don’t give up

What is your team like? How do you work?

Our team is extremely international. We have 22 nationalities, so you can speak a lot of different languages every day. Furthermore our company language is English what makes it really easy for everybody to communicate. Even though your English or German is not perfect, don’t worry, we have language classes at different levels for free. In addition, we work really closely as a team together. It doesn’t matter if you are the CEO or a regular employee, we sit in the same office without walls or doors in between.

What benefits and perks do you offer your employees? What’s the biggest plus of working for you?

One of our biggest pluses is our annual summer workshop, where the whole firm goes to another European country to work and grow together. To get a better inside, watch our company video.

Summer Workshop 2018 from Flightright on Vimeo.

Furthermore, you have flexible working hours, the home office is possible and we offer free coffee, fruits and soft drinks. To compensate all the energy from the free coffee you can play table football, PlayStation and more. In your free time, you can use our fitness grant or join our volleyball team. As mentioned before we have free language classes and of course we have an extensive onboarding to get in touch with all our in-house tools.
Do you think you’d fit in their team? Check out their website, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and make sure you’ve booked your event ticket!

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