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1. WO2020112156 - SHARED FLIGHT MARKETPLACE

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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A system for providing a shared flight marketplace, the system comprising:

one or more front-end servers that interact, over a data communication network, with client devices of users; and

one or more back-end servers in data communication with the one or more front-end servers and that include one or more data processors, the one or more front-end servers or the one or more back-end servers being configured to perform operations comprising:

receiving, from users operating client devices, data submissions that modify an availability of spots on private jets;

for each modification of the spots caused by the submitted data:

determining, based on a type of modification made to the availability of the spots, an effect of the modification on the availability of various spots on segments between various geographic locations; and

modifying one or more parameters that restrict access to the other spots based on the effect of the modification, including adjusting a creation requirement for users to create a new private jet segment based on the effect of the modification; and communicating the modified one or more parameters to users through a user interface that presents access restrictions for various spots on private jets and through a push message alert to at least one of the users in response to the modification of the one or more parameters.

2. The system of claim 1, wherein:

determining the effect comprises determining that the modification causes a decrease in available spots for a given private jet segment based on a user claiming a spot on the given private jet segment; and

modifying the one or more parameters comprises decreasing an amount required to create a new private jet segment having a same route as the given private jet segment based on the decreased availability of spots on segments on the same route in response to the user claiming the spot.

3. The system of claim 1, wherein:

determining the effect comprises determining that the modification is a user creating a new private jet segment for a given route that causes an increase in available spots on private jet segments along the given route; and

modifying the one or more parameters comprises increasing the creation requirement for a user to create a new private jet segment along the given route based on the increased availability of spots on private jet segments on the given route.

4. The system of claim 3, wherein increasing the creation requirement comprises increasing the creation requirement based on a quantity of additional available spots on the given route added by the new private jet segment.

5. The system of claim 3, wherein the new private jet segment is a new conditional private jet segment that is conditional on at least a threshold number of spots on the new conditional private jet segment being claimed, the operations further comprising:

determining that an expiration time for the conditional private jet segment has elapsed;

cancelling the new conditional private jet segment in response to the expiration time elapsing causing decrease in available spots on private jet segments along the given route; and

decreasing the creation requirement for a user to create a new private jet segment along the given route based on the decreased availability of spots on private jet segments on the given route.

6. The system of claim 1, wherein the operations comprise, in response to determining that the modification is a user creating a new private jet segment along a given route, identifying an aircraft that is available to complete the private jet segment along the given route, wherein the aircraft is selected from among a candidate fleet including an owned private aircraft fleet and a third party private aircraft fleet owned by a third party.

7. The system of claim 1, wherein:

determining the effect comprises:

determining that the modification is a user converting a private charter segment created by the user for a given route to a shared charter segment on which other users can claim a spot; and

determining that the shared charter segment includes one or more available spots that causes an increase in available spots on private jet segments along the given route; and

modifying the one or more parameters comprises increasing the creation requirement for users to create a new private jet segment along the given route based on the increased availability of spots on private jet segments on the given route.

8. The system of claim 1, wherein:

determining the effect comprises determining that the modification is a user claiming a spot on a private jet segment for a given route that causes a decrease in available spots on private jet segments along the given route; and

modifying the one or more parameters comprises:

determining that there is at least one remaining available spot on the private jet segment; and

increasing a spot claiming requirement for users to claim a spot on the private jet segment based on the decreased availability of spots on private jet segments on the given route.

9. The system of claim 1, wherein:

determining the effect comprises determining that the modification is a user adding a private jet segment for a given route to a segment list of the user that causes an increase in a number of users that have added the private jet segment to segment lists; and modifying the one or more parameters comprises increasing a spot claiming requirement for users to claim a spot on the private jet segment based on the increase in the number of users that have added private jet segments for the given route to segment lists.

10. The system of claim 1, wherein the data submission comprises data specifying at least one of (i) a spot claimed on a private jet segment, (ii) a new client-initiated private jet shuttle, (iii) a new client-initiated private jet charter, or (iv) a new client-initiated conditional private jet segment.

11. A computer implemented method of providing a shared flight marketplace, comprising:

receiving, by one or more computers and from users operating client devices, data submissions that modify an availability of spots on private jets;

for each modification of the spots caused by the submitted data:

determining, based on a type of modification made to the availability of the spots, an effect of the modification on the availability of various spots on segments between various geographic locations; and

modifying, by the one or more computers, one or more parameters that restrict access to the other spots based on the effect of the modification, including adjusting a creation requirement for users to create a new private jet segment based on the effect of the modification; and

communicating, by the one or more computers, the modified one or more parameters to users through a user interface that presents access restrictions for various spots on private jets and through a push message alert to at least one of the users in response to the modification of the one or more parameters.

12. The method of claim 11, wherein:

determining the effect comprises determining that the modification causes a decrease in available spots for a given private jet segment based on a user claiming a spot on the given private jet segment; and

modifying the one or more parameters comprises decreasing an amount required to create a new private jet segment having a same route as the given private jet segment based on the decreased availability of spots on segments on the same route in response to the user claiming the spot.

13. The method of claim 11, wherein:

determining the effect comprises determining that the modification is a user creating a new private jet segment for a given route that causes an increase in available spots on private jet segments along the given route; and

modifying the one or more parameters comprises increasing the creation requirement for a user to create a new private jet segment along the given route based on the increased availability of spots on private jet segments on the given route.

14. The method of claim 13, wherein increasing the creation requirement comprises increasing the creation requirement based on a quantity of additional available spots on the given route added by the new private jet segment.

15. The method of claim 13, wherein the new private jet segment is a new conditional private jet segment that is conditional on at least a threshold number of spots on the new conditional private jet segment being claimed, the method further comprising:

determining that an expiration time for the conditional private jet segment has elapsed;

cancelling the new conditional private jet segment in response to the expiration time elapsing causing decrease in available spots on private jet segments along the given route; and

decreasing the creation requirement for a user to create a new private jet segment along the given route based on the decreased availability of spots on private jet segments on the given route.

16. The method of claim 11, further comprising, in response to determining that the modification is a user creating a new private jet segment along a given route, identifying an aircraft that is available to complete the private jet segment along the given route, wherein the aircraft is selected from among a candidate fleet including an owned private aircraft fleet and a third party private aircraft fleet owned by a third party.

17. The method of claim 11, wherein:

determining the effect comprises:

determining that the modification is a user converting a private charter segment created by the user for a given route to a shared charter segment on which other users can claim a spot; and

determining that the shared charter segment includes one or more available spots that causes an increase in available spots on private jet segments along the given route; and

modifying the one or more parameters comprises increasing the creation requirement for users to create a new private jet segment along the given route based on the increased availability of spots on private jet segments on the given route.

18. The method of claim 11, wherein:

determining the effect comprises determining that the modification is a user claiming a spot on a private jet segment for a given route that causes a decrease in available spots on private jet segments along the given route; and

modifying the one or more parameters comprises:

determining that there is at least one remaining available spot on the private jet segment; and

increasing a spot claiming requirement for users to claim a spot on the private jet segment based on the decreased availability of spots on private jet segments on the given route.

19. The method of claim 11, wherein:

determining the effect comprises determining that the modification is a user adding a private jet segment for a given route to a segment list of the user that causes an increase in a number of users that have added the private jet segment to segment lists; and modifying the one or more parameters comprises increasing a spot claiming requirement for users to claim a spot on the private jet segment based on the increase in the number of users that have added private jet segments for the given route to segment lists.

20. A non-transitory computer storage medium encoded with a computer program, the program comprising instructions that when executed by data processing apparatus cause the data processing apparatus to perform operations comprising:

receiving, from users operating client devices, data submissions that modify an availability of spots on private jets;

for each modification of the spots caused by the submitted data:

determining, based on a type of modification made to the availability of the spots, an effect of the modification on the availability of various spots on segments between various geographic locations; and

modifying one or more parameters that restrict access to the other spots based on the effect of the modification, including adjusting a creation requirement for users to create a new private jet segment based on the effect of the modification; and communicating the modified one or more parameters to users through a user interface that presents access restrictions for various spots on private jets and through a push message alert to at least one of the users in response to the modification of the one or more parameters.

21. The non-transitory computer storage medium of claim 20, wherein:

determining the effect comprises determining that the modification causes a decrease in available spots for a given private jet segment based on a user claiming a spot on the given private jet segment; and

modifying the one or more parameters comprises decreasing an amount required to create a new private jet segment having a same route as the given private jet segment based on the decreased availability of spots on segments on the same route in response to the user claiming the spot.

22. The non-transitory computer storage medium of claim 20, wherein:

determining the effect comprises determining that the modification is a user creating a new private jet segment for a given route that causes an increase in available spots on private jet segments along the given route; and

modifying the one or more parameters comprises increasing the creation requirement for a user to create a new private jet segment along the given route based on the increased availability of spots on private jet segments on the given route.

23. The non-transitory computer storage medium of claim 22, wherein increasing the creation requirement comprises increasing the creation requirement based on a quantity of additional available spots on the given route added by the new private jet segment.

24. The non-transitory computer storage medium of claim 22, wherein the new private jet segment is a new conditional private jet segment that is conditional on at least a threshold number of spots on the new conditional private jet segment being claimed, the method further comprising:

determining that an expiration time for the conditional private jet segment has elapsed;

cancelling the new conditional private jet segment in response to the expiration time elapsing causing decrease in available spots on private jet segments along the given route; and

decreasing the creation requirement for a user to create a new private jet segment along the given route based on the decreased availability of spots on private jet segments on the given route.

25. The non-transitory computer storage medium of claim 20, wherein the operations comprise, in response to determining that the modification is a user creating a new private jet segment along a given route, identifying an aircraft that is available to complete the private jet segment along the given route, wherein the aircraft is selected from among a candidate fleet including an owned private aircraft fleet and a third party private aircraft fleet owned by a third party.

26. The non-transitory computer storage medium of claim 20, wherein:

determining the effect comprises:

determining that the modification is a user converting a private charter segment created by the user for a given route to a shared charter segment on which other users can claim a spot; and

determining that the shared charter segment includes one or more available spots that causes an increase in available spots on private jet segments along the given route; and

modifying the one or more parameters comprises increasing the creation requirement for users to create a new private jet segment along the given route based on the increased availability of spots on private jet segments on the given route.

27. The non-transitory computer storage medium of claim 20, wherein:

determining the effect comprises determining that the modification is a user claiming a spot on a private jet segment for a given route that causes a decrease in available spots on private jet segments along the given route; and

modifying the one or more parameters comprises:

determining that there is at least one remaining available spot on the private jet segment; and

increasing a spot claiming requirement for users to claim a spot on the private jet segment based on the decreased availability of spots on private jet segments on the given route.

28. The non-transitory computer storage medium of claim 20, wherein:

determining the effect comprises determining that the modification is a user adding a private jet segment for a given route to a segment list of the user that causes an increase in a number of users that have added the private jet segment to segment lists; and modifying the one or more parameters comprises increasing a spot claiming requirement for users to claim a spot on the private jet segment based on the increase in the number of users that have added private jet segments for the given route to segment lists.

29. The non-transitory computer storage medium of claim 20, wherein the data submission comprises data specifying at least one of (i) a spot claimed on a private jet segment, (ii) a new client-initiated private jet shuttle, (iii) a new client-initiated private jet charter, or (iv) a new client-initiated conditional private jet segment.