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 […]
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.
“Retail is the process of selling consumer goods and/or services to customers through multiple channels of distribution to earn a profit. Demand is created through diverse target markets and promotional tactics, satisfying consumers’ wants and needs through a lean supply chain.” The first retail experience was introduced in late 1560s at The Royal Exchange in […]
2016 was another banner year for travel as the world’s airports handled more than 3.7 billion passengers, up a robust 8.6% from the previous record level from 2015. The total passenger count was almost half of the world’s total population (estimated at ~7.5 billion currently). Experience The Skies compiled the world’s top 30 busiest airports (also known as […]
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 […]
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.
Delta Air Lines launches first phase of the new smart “gate and boarding experience” at its Atlanta hub to reclaim space at gates usually taken by big podiums and provide agents with more technology.
Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN) will open its new Terminal 4 facilities within the next three months with the goal to maximize comfort and ancillary revenue opportunities.
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.
Airlines and railways worked very closely together in the 1930s to transport passengers and mail. Aircraft technology advancement turned the once complementary partners into competitors from the 1950s onwards. This post discusses the air-rail partnerships over time and how they can maximize through partnerships in the future.