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Panasonic Trials Automated Electric Wheelchair At Tokyo Haneda Airport

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Tokyo Haneda Airport¬†(HND) is the world’s fifth busiest airport with over 80 million passengers in 2016 (Related Insight). With an aging population and an international mix of travellers, the airport is working with technology companies to invest in new accessibility solutions that would improve passenger experience and help it gain an advantage in a competitive […]

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Apple Airpods Improves Beacon Technology Use Cases At Airports

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Apple released its first in-house wireless headphone dubbed AirPods in 2016 as part of its annual September product showcase. The AirPods have been selling out in multiple markets around the world and opened up new use cases for airports to adopt beacon technology on its premises. We will explore these use cases and how these […]

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Delta Air Lines and Amtrak Pick Lyft For The Ride Home

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  Train and plane rides can be the fun part of a trip. The roundtrip journey to the train station and airport can be a bigger challenge for those with kids, a lot of baggages or riding public transportation. One solution is for train operators and airlines to partner with rideshare providers to allow for […]

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Use Case Study And Future Development Of Amadeus Airport Pay

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Lufthansa and Amadeus partnered together as the firsts to adapt Amadeus Airport Pay across its former’s network of 170 airports worldwide (Related News). We explore further use cases for this system and future development that would benefit both Amadeus, airlines, airports and travellers.

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Technologies That Matter To Travellers (2017 Google Edition)

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Google hosted its annual I/O conference May 17-19, 2017¬†at its Mountain View, California offices. The conference highlighted some of the software technologies the company is focusing on now and into the near future. Some of the showcased technologies have great use cases to improve the travel experience. Here are glimpses of these technologies and their […]

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2017 IATA Fast Travel Program Airline Platinum Status List

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Since the introduction of International Air Transport Authority (IATA)’s Fast Travel Program in 2009, the airline industry has saved over US$2.1 billion (~GBP1.59 billion, EUR1.78 billion) by implementing various self-service initiatives. While over 68% of IATA’s membership airlines completed components of the program, only 4.4% of them have earned the platinum status.

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American Airlines Launches Baggage Notification System

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While lost baggage rates are at a record low in 2016 (Related News – Airlines Recorded Lowest Lost checked Baggage Rate in 2016), the unlucky passengers who happened to lose theirs would not have any reprieve from the anxiety the process caused. American Airlines aims to reduce this fear with a new notification system.

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TSA Plans To Expand New Security Screening Procedures Domestically

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Following a successful trial run at ten U.S. airports (Related News – TSA Starts Additional Security Screening Procedures At Ten US Airports) and rollout at worldwide airports with U.S. bound flights, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it will expand the enhanced security screening program to other domestic airports.

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Airports Exempted From The U.S. Electronic Ban (Updated)

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Etihad Airways (EY) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) were the first airportss to demonstrate to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they have the enhanced security measures (Related news on Enhanced Security Measures) in place for all US bound flights and were rewarded with the large electronic device ban lift (Related news […]