This Sunday we give you three articles to get creative and thoughtful juices flowing. First, a look at what may be the commuting phenomenon of the future. Next, we take a look at airline amenities and the companies that look into the future to develop the bells and whistles that luxury passengers will demand. Finally, one of the leading travel technology blogs asks why aren’t airlines taking the technology lead these days.
Are pilots too dependent on technology? Is TSA incompetent? Flights canceled in Northeast US
Tablet computers, flatscreens, 3D games' consoles - at this time of the year modern technology will be on many Christmas lists. While iPad & Co. are already part of the basic equipment of technology-lovers many hotels are going even further. How about room keys replaced by iris scans, mood pads or exercising for your morning coffee?
Once, airlines were at the cutting edge of technology. Flying was the first step to outer space. Autopilot controls let aircraft captains relax across vast oceans. Radar allowed planes to fly through clouds with no visibility. Can you remember the last "gee wiz" moment you had while flying?
What would travel be like if surly employees were made to take a smile test? In Japan, software technology rates the smiles of employees bracing to face passengers. Some service providers might be able to use this breakthrough.
After examining the airlines' and airports' adoption of new technologies, Ned has some suggestions for improvements which would help passengers, reduce lost luggage, and the increase the bottom line.
My wife and I are headed off to Europe for a 4-week trip; 21 days on a set trip plus 7 more days on our own. As an author I have been accused of wanting to “stay in touch” even while “on vacation.” Okay, I admit that those accusations are accurate! I cannot be offline for that length of time, so I do have to have some technology with me. Here's what I'm bringing.
With the holidays upon us, every travel pundit is telling you what to buy. After admiring last year's lists, Nick Hawkins decided to throw down his credit card to buy some of these recommended gadgets and accessories. Big mistake.
Wondering what to do in Las Vegas if you're not much of a gambler? With Vegas.com's new Mobile Concierge and Box Office in your pocket service, the answer can be as close as your handheld device.
If you plan to be in San Francisco and you need a parking spot, help can be as close as your Smartphone.