Connectivity plays an important part of many traveller’s journey through airports. The current expectation is for most modern airports to offer some form of free Wi-Fi connection and perhaps a paid premium option. Though many of us understand there is a bandwidth difference between wi-fi vs wired but unfortunately that option isn’t currently offered in major airports. However, what would be the use of free Wi-Fi if it is unuseable due to low upload and download speeds. Popular network testing software Speedtest compiled data points between March to May 2017 at 30 North American airports to find out how their free Wi-Fi speeds compared to those from cellular service.
KLM (KL) has been a trailblazer in implementing new technologies to create a more seamless travel experience for passengers. Over the next two months, the airline will introduce new wayfinding and traveller assistance technologies to further enhance the experience in and out of the airport.
Emirates announced it will end one of the biggest perks for all passengers with a significant price increase to access its on board Wi-Fi system on all long haul flights in effect immediately.
Air France has over 80 years of operations under its belt and knows a thing or two on how cabin pressure during take-off and landing can cause discomforts. The airline created its own branded gum to assist passengers.
First reported in mid June (News Digest), American Airlines is partnering with Analogic Corporation and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to use Computed Tomography (CT) technology at airports worldwide for scanning carry-on baggages.
London’s Heathrow Airport is partnering up with UK wellness company FlyFit in creating its first gym at Terminal 2: The Queens Terminal in the Autumn of 2017.
Qantas Airways and the University of Sydney are partnering up for an in-depth study on jet lag that may pave the way for changes in airline operations for future long haul flights.
Today’s news digest incorporates features on IATA, Azul Brazilian Airlines, American Airlines, Belgrade Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, Heathrow Airport, Qatar Airways, and Air France.
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