Second food delivery app launches at BWI airport

Business

Aug. 4, 2017 10:35 am

Hungry at the airport? There’s an app for that

Airport Sherpa is getting some competition at BWI airport from Jourve.

BWI airport.

(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Killing time at BWI airport could be getting easier for travelers.

The company Jourve launched an app this week at Baltimore Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport on the heels of Airport Sherpa. Both apps promise to deliver various goods within the airport.

While Airport Sherpa focuses on deliveries for foods, gifts and gadgets, Jourve promises to take care of a wide breadth of tasks. Jourve representatives will hold a spot a baggage claim or check in, or deliver a Chipotle burrito to your gate.

The Baltimore Business Journal reports there are 50 Jourve reps at BWI waiting to take care of users.

A promo video on the Jourve website touts the apps ability to “alleviate much of the stress of airport travel, accommodates you when you’re running late, and instantly connects you with airport vendors, no matter the location.”

A quick check of the apps shows getting someone to pick up your boarding pass will cost $5 and breezing through the check in line since someone waited in your spot will be $20. Food deliveries require deposits of either $20 or $25, and the final amount of a food order will be deducted from the deposit. Jouvve is currently delivering food from Chipotle, McDonald’s, Potbelly and Subway.

Airport Sherpa on the other hand offers food deliveries from Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, Firkin and Flyer Pub, Kraze Burgers, Obrycki’s Restaurant, Pie Five Pizza, Quizno’s Subs, Smoothie King and Subway. Flyers can get hand cream from Kiehls, popcorn from Popsations and assorted souvenirs from within the airport. The Airport Sherpa apps gives estimated delivery times for each vendor. Technical.ly previously reported the delivery run runs between $4 and $8 depending on the service.

Jourve and Airport Sherpa are currently only available at BWI.

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LeAnne Matlach

LeAnne Matlach is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. After more than five years bouncing around Delaware and Maryland as a TV and radio reporter, Matlach moved to Baltimore in 2014 and jumped headfirst into the Baltimore tech community. She's originally from New York but has shunned her "Lawn Guyland" accent.

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