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.
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.
Icelandair Group purchased all the WOW Air shares in a transaction worth about kr$2.17 billion (~US$17 million) in a share exchange. The airline will also assume WOW Air’s debts.
Singapore Airlines held the title for the world’s two longest flights between June 2004 to November 2013 when it operated non-stop from its hub in Singapore (SIN) to Newark, USA (EWR) and Los Angeles, USA (LAX) with specially configured four-engined Airbus A340-500 aircrafts. While this title have seesawed between Middle Eastern airlines over the past […]
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 […]
Japanese onsens plays an important role in its culture and provides wellness benefits to their users. The New Chitose Airport (CLS) located in Sapporo, Japan is unique in that it is the only one in the world that hosts an onsen on site.
Sydney Airport partners with Qantas Airways to trial new biometric technology that will enable customers to have a seamless travel experience using facial recognition.
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 Going Over 40 iOS 11 was the first version of the mobile platform to introduce airport indoor mapping to its users. Apple Maps rolled out the first set of airports […]
Virgin Australia hopes to become the first airline in the world to implement pop up check-in counters at different off-site locations across Australia to ease airport congestions and manage larger groups of passengers.