GAFFL, Get A Friend For Life, is a social platform that travelers can use to find a travel buddy to share costs with. It was founded in 2017 and focuses on hikers, mountaineers, and airport travelers. You can view, join, or add to a wish list.
The simple platform lets you plan a trip, join other members’ trips, and add bills to split costs with your travel buddies. It costs $6.99 for 30 days access and users can join an unlimited number of trips.
This platform uses several forms of account verification to ensure users are connecting with genuine people.
GAFFL offers several forms of account verification:
To get your verification badge, you can take a picture of any government ID and a picture of yourself.
As you are browsing trips to join, you can see which profiles have been verified by Facebook, email, and phone, and which haven’t. Users also gain Trust Points when they complete a verification task, so you can see how much they have verified, with a max of 100 points.
GAFFL offers a special section for people to add bills to be split among travel buddies. If there are issues, the platform offers to handle any disputes.
This is a great way to securely split payments with strangers and add bills, so each party can see itemized costs.
Once you join a trip, you will be included in a group chat with real-time messaging to help users plan and communicate easier. The platform also offers notifications and emails to make sure that everyone is on the same page.
GAFFL is $6.99 for 30 days of access to join and plan as many trips as you want. It doesn’t automatically renew, like a Netflix or Ancestry subscription; rather, it is a pay-as-you-go service. You have to re-activate to join again for another 30 days of access.
The fee goes towards site upkeep and the verification team.
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