In our last post, we discussed Apple Maps indoor mapping feature set and its significant improvement in airport coverage around the world (refer to post). The following insight digs deeper into features that can further improve user experience, third party integration and data reporting.Read More »10 Key Apple Maps Features For The Future Traveller
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 lineups, improve customer flow and reduce boarding time.
Apple’s Maps program available to iPhone and iPad users has added its 40th, 41st and 42nd airport on the list with indoor mapping. Apple Maps… Read More »Apple Maps Extends Indoor Mapping To More Than 40 Airports Worldwide
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 landscape. This post highlights one trial with Panasonic to introduce automated electric wheelchair at terminals.
Delta Air Lines (“Delta“) introduced a new smart boarding experience at Terminal T of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (“ATL”) (Related News). Many asked why there is a new process being trialled, what are the benefits and the observations noted from using the experience.
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 on Ban Lift at Abu Dhabi International Airport). Emirates (EK) / Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Turkish Airlines (TK) / Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport (IST) are the next two to obtain approvals to allow these devices on board. This post has been updated on progress on other countries.
Skytrax announced the SKYTRAX 2017 World Airlines Awards winner at the Paris Air Show with Qatar Airways taking home the grand prize.
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 travellers.
British Airways cancelled all flights to/from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) today due to an IT system failure.