The travel continued until late 2013 when Ralph was diagnosed with an advanced stage of pancreatic cancer. In December of that year, Chris inadvertently stumbled on a mistake fare: round trip tickets from his home airport of Salt Lake City to Honolulu, Hawaii for $96 on Delta Airlines. He alerted his family and friends about the deal, but the deal expired before they were all able to book. He wished he could have alerted them faster and Pomelo’s cheap flight alerts were born.
It is important to remember that Pomelo is much more than flight alerts. Pomelo Travel was started with the intention to keep connections alive that Chris and Ralph had made in places like Thailand and Jordan, as well as open the door for others to experience the unique style of travel Chris and Ralph enjoyed. Pomelo officially launched in July 2014, just less than a month before Ralph’s passing. Ralph suggested the tagline for the company should be “live, for a change”, which was his ever-present mantra, both in words and action.
We invite you to do just that and “live, for a change” on your next trip!
Since 2014, Chris has built a dynamic team of cheap flight experts, local guides, and experienced travelers to help you.