Salt Lake City, Utah — Aiming to make air travel less stressful, a new service took flight Monday at Salt Lake City International Airport.
The service has arrived right on time, whether it’s those traveling with children, extra baggage, or just passengers who need an extra set of arms or two. SkySquad is for those looking for an extra hand during the often strenuous hustle to fly the friendly skies.
Salt Lake City has become the seventh location for SkySquad.
The service assigns a pre-vetted airport assistant to help people with their respective needs; from carrying bags to guiding passengers through the facility, starting at $49 each hour.
According to SkySquad, now was the time to bring the service out west to Salt Lake City. “We think it’s a great area for families, a lot of resorts here in Utah, people come here for skiing, for summer vacation, and we think it’s a great place for us to be, to be set up,” said SkySquad founder Julie Melnick. “The airport itself is so busy, with so many connections, and actually some long walks, so we are here to support customers, carry their bags for them.”
According to an airport spokesperson, the long walk to Concourse B is not why SkySquad was brought to Utah, adding it was welcomed as an extra amenity.
To help travelers in Salt Lake City, SkySquad currently has four assistants, with a goal of reaching at least 20 people.