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Travel smarter with the Lumo map

Posted by Bala Chandran on Jan 20, 2020 1:39:58 PM

We released the Lumo map last year, but it's worth re-upping given all the delays we've been having globally. From winter delays in Chicago to  disruptions caused by volcano Taal in the Phillippines to delays caused by the fires in Australia, it's hard to keep up with all global events that could delay your flight. Luckily, you've got Lumo – a quick look at the Lumo map tells you the state of delays right now, as well as delays expected over the next 48 hours. Just click on the map icon on the top right of the page and view the Lumo Index by airport to help you plan your trip better. We keep track of everything from weather disruptions to airline waivers to Air Traffic Control restrictions to keep you updated on what to expect.

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Tags: forecast, data, map

Four ways to spot bad AI

Posted by Bala Chandran on Nov 27, 2019 10:23:09 AM

I gave a brief talk at the Beat Live in New York in September on how to spot bad AI. It bugs me that the words AI and Machine Learning get thrown around so loosely and are rarely scrutinized, especially in travel. Also, while other industries are starting to have discussions around the ethics of machine learning and AI, travel's conversations around AI have stayed pretty superficial. A version of this was published in The Beat (subscription required).

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Tags: machine learning, AI

Lumo in the news: What JetBlue Is Doing in Silicon Valley - Wall Street Journal

Posted by Bala Chandran on Oct 27, 2019 3:50:00 PM

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Tags: airlines

How accurate are Lumo's predictions?

Posted by Bala Chandran on Oct 25, 2019 9:33:19 AM

Short answer:

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Tags: statistics, accuracy, probability

So how are Lumo’s predictions different from Google’s?

Posted by Bala Chandran on Oct 11, 2019 1:28:42 AM

When Google announced last year that they were releasing a flight delay prediction feature, we were thrilled! Being the only company that predicted delays was lonely, and we were excited that Google would bring some much-needed attention to a problem we feel strongly about.

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Tags: algorithm, machine learning

How much are flight disruptions really costing your organization?

Posted by Justin Dwork on Oct 6, 2019 11:28:55 PM

5 reasons your company needs proactive flight delay alerts

Articles discussing the financial impacts of flight delays are not hard to find. However, there isn’t much out there that puts a number or methodology to valuing the impact to the business traveler and more specifically the companies they work for.

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Tags: ROI, productivity, flight delay cost, traveler wellness

Lumo in the news: You’re Right. You’re Spending More Time Sitting on That Plane. - The New York Times

Posted by Bala Chandran on Sep 16, 2019 3:58:00 PM

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Tags: airlines

Airport Capacity Estimation

Posted by Rich Jordan on Jan 30, 2019 5:02:00 PM

It might seem obvious, but at any given moment, an airport can only accommodate so many aircraft.

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Tags: algorithm, statistics

Why Lumo?

Posted by Bala Chandran on Jan 1, 2019 12:00:00 AM

This is somewhat of an existential question. Back when we were going through our branding exercise, we were asked to complete the following statements: "We believe __________"; and "We exist to __________". It forced us to think about why our customers, employees, and investors should care about Lumo, and why you should engage with us. We also came up with our name during that branding exercise; Lumo = LU (Illuminate) + MO (Movement/Mobility). 

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Tags: Value proposition

Lumo’s 2018 Holiday Travel Forecast

Posted by Hamsa Balakrishnan on Dec 18, 2018 5:39:00 PM

It’s shaping up to be another busy holiday travel season, with 45.7 million passengers expected to travel on US airlines between December 20 and January 6.

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Tags: holiday, forecast

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