The Seattle Times

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Car-rental startup at S.F. airport gets sued

Shameem Rehmane, 51, left, a tech consultant from New Jersey, picks up a rental car from attendant Harun Ghori, right, at FlightCar earlier this month A San Francisco Bay Area startup company founded by three teenage Ivy League dropouts is trying to change the airport car rental business. FlightCar rents out people's personal vehicles while they are traveling, giving them a share of the proceeds and free airport parking in exchange. But the company's rosy outlook does have some thorns. San Francisco's City Attorney has sued FlightCar, accusing it of unfair competition. 4