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Panasonic Trials Automated Electric Wheelchair At Tokyo Haneda Airport

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Panasonic / Tokyo Haneda Airport / WHILL INC working together on WHILL NEXT automated robotic electric wheelchairs for improved accessibilities and passenger experience

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

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Large Electronic Device Ban

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 […]

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Hidden Apple iOS 11 Features That Travellers Can’t Do Without

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Apple iOS 11 Home Screen

The 2017 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference officially began on June 5, 2017 in San Jose, California. While the company spent half of the keynote’s time on its mobile operating system, iOS 11 (News), there were many new features that were not presented at lengths. Experience The Skies explores ten of them further that will positively impact […]

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Airlines And Airports Commit To Beacon Technology

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Beacon Technology

KLM announced an enhancement to its Android and iOS applications which provide users assistance in wayfinding around its hub at the busy Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). The Dutch airline is one of the early adapters of the beacon technology. This post will discuss what beacon technology is and how airlines and airports can enhance passenger experience with […]

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British Airways Expands Food Pre-Order Options To Gatwick

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British Airways (BA) first trialled its food pre-ordering technology to First and Club World (business class) and World Traveller Plus (premium economy) passengers in Summer 2014 (See News – Pre-order Meals Now Available On British Airways). The successful run led to a three wave implementation at the end of 2014 for flights from its hub […]