Life in the sky: It ain’t what it used to be… Or is it? Eric Auxier is a pilot for a major airline. He shares his views with us on modern technology on the flight deck. While today’s modern aircraft are becoming increasingly automated and sophisticated, they remain nothing more than high tech, 3D cruise […]
JetBlue introduces Apple Watch app JetBlue announced that it has launched an app for the Apple Watch. The new app works in conjunction with Passbook functionality on the iPhone and offers a variety of features that can be used before, during, and after a flight. Features include: glance screen, which includes flight information, terminal and […]
Lost luggage may soon become as rare as lost airline tickets — or, at least, you’d think so when you talk to someone like Randal Collins. Collins, a flight attendant based in Chicago, left his iPad on a recent flight. He had tagged it with a $25 device called Tile that emits a wireless signal […]
The hotel industry’s race to escape the dinosaur age You step into your hotel room and you notice that almost everything is antiquated: from the old style alarm clock to the paper room service menu. If you go to independent hotels such as the Aria in Las Vegas, everything in your room uses the latest […]
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?
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, […]
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.