Apple Maps including airport indoor spaces was available as part of the iOS 11 upgrade for select iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users. Between Experience The Skies’ last post in July 2018 to January 2019, Apple has increased the number of airport partners by more than 40% to cover more destinations around the world.
Priority Pass has been the leader of lounge access management for over 25 years. Beyond lounges, it has expanded access to restaurants and personal spaces over the past three years. On December 11, 2018, the travel lifestyle program adds airport merchant offers to the list of benefits members can enjoy.
Over the past five years, the biggest North American airlines progressively installed Wi-Fi to improve connectivity on board their domestic fleet. Today, most of them charge for internet access with the exception of JetBlue Airways which provides complimentary access for their passengers. In 2018, a new trend is brewing as airlines expand or introduce free messaging on […]
Many airlines trial different boarding process with the goal to minimize customer wait time and inconvenience at the gate and ensure that the flight would depart on time without incidents. Chicago based United Airlines is introducing a new process dubbed “Better Boarding” starting on September 18, 2018 that it hopes will reduce dwelling time in […]
KLM Is one of the first airlines in the world to introduce augmented reality into measuring hand carry baggages.
Singapore Airlines is the first airline in the world to introduce a blockchain based digital wallet called KrisPay that allows its KrisFlyer members to convert miles in currency and use them at different retailers. Experience The Experience takes a look into this new method of payment.
In the first part of this series, Experience The Skies introduces the blockchain concept and some of the early adapters to the technology. The second part will be focused on business use cases and determine some of the obstacles facing the airline and travel industry at large.
One of the biggest buzzwords for 2018 is blockchain. It was developed for use initially in digital currencies such as Bitcoins (you can buy bitcoin here). The technology’s robust security, transparency, and durability features lend itself into new business use cases. Experience The Skies introduces what the blockchain technology is and what the airline industry […]
Emirates and Trenitalia, Italy’s national railway company announced a new codeshare agreement which will enable Emirates worldwide customers to book a ticket with flight and train components for the first time and expand its destinations within the country.
Airline loyalty programs continue to evolve by enhancing benefits to its members. Airlines have added shopping as part of the travel experience since the 2000s. Emirates has launched a new mobile application called “Emirates Skywards Go” which offers its Skyward members two-for-one discounts at over 4,400 restaurants and spas in over 20 cities around the […]