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British Airways Starts Using Beacons at Heathrow Airport

British Airways Starts Using Beacons at Heathrow  Airport | Publication - AF KL IT Innovation | Scoop.it

"British Airways is the first UK airline experimenting with beacon technology. This technology is supposed to revolutionise the customer experience, by delivering important info to the consumer at the right time and in return, giving the retailers data that they can study and analyse in order to improve their service."

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easyJet to allow passengers to check in by taking a photo of their passport

easyJet to allow passengers to check in by taking a photo of their passport | Publication - AF KL IT Innovation | Scoop.it

"EasyJet has unveiled a new passport-scanning facility on its smartphone app, meaning passengers no longer have to manually type in their details when checking in online (...)"

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Iberia and Samsung Present Wearable Boarding Pass

Iberia and Samsung Present Wearable Boarding Pass | Publication - AF KL IT Innovation | Scoop.it

"Iberia and Samsung have come together to provide a smarter way for travelers to show their boarding passes at the airport. (...) passengers can now simply flash their boarding passes via their Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Neo smart watches at the airport checkpoint."

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French rail conductors test out Google Glass

French rail conductors test out Google Glass | Publication - AF KL IT Innovation | Scoop.it

French train conductors donned Google Glass(...) to check passengers tickets as part of an experiment in using the fancy bit of technology and it may be popping up again somewhere else soon.

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Samsung launches water resistant Galaxy Tab Active

Samsung launches water resistant Galaxy Tab Active | Publication - AF KL IT Innovation | Scoop.it
Samsung has launched a tough tablet designed for enterprise customer field fleets.
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(Video) Humanoid pilot: PIBOT, a toy-sized robot, learns how to fly a real plane

(Video) Humanoid pilot: PIBOT, a toy-sized robot, learns how to fly a real plane | Publication - AF KL IT Innovation | Scoop.it

"In a video featuring the robot, PIBOT is seen preparing flight during a simulation, grabbing control sticks and guiding “the plane” from take-off back to landing. The footage was presented at a robotics event, called IROS 2014, in Chicago last week."

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KLM Offering Airport Navigation Service

KLM Offering Airport Navigation Service | Publication - AF KL IT Innovation | Scoop.it

"As of today, KLM (...) is offering a route planner for passengers transferring at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. On arrival, passengers receive a map of the airport on their smartphone, showing the route they need to take and the time required to get to the next gate. KLM is the first airline to use beacon technology to provide this (...)"

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Alaska Airlines’ biometric boarding pass: Lifting, or giving, a finger?

Alaska Airlines’ biometric boarding pass: Lifting, or giving, a finger? | Publication - AF KL IT Innovation | Scoop.it

"How much perceived privacy are you willing to give up to reduce pain? That’s one of the questions Alaska Airlines is wrestling with when it comes to bringing biometrics – that is, your fingerprint – to the boarding pass."

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Indianapolis Airport adds new customer service ‘robot’

Indianapolis Airport adds new customer service ‘robot’ | Publication - AF KL IT Innovation | Scoop.it

"Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has adopted a novel approach to customer service by introducing the ‘Double Robot’ to roam the terminal and help answer passenger queries.

The ‘robot’, which has been developed by Double Robotics and looks similar to a segway with an iPad attached, allows Guest Services staff to communicate remotely with passengers in real-time using telepresence technology (...)"

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(French Article) - SNCF has launched its application for NFC ticketing in Basse-Normandie Area

(French Article) - SNCF has launched its application for NFC ticketing in Basse-Normandie Area | Publication - AF KL IT Innovation | Scoop.it

"Après une phase de tests, la société déploie dans une première région son application SNCF TER NFC. Le service, uniquement disponible sous Android, permet d’acheter et valider un ticket [...]"

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Apple quietly releases best travel feature yet, the Apple SIM

Apple quietly releases best travel feature yet, the Apple SIM | Publication - AF KL IT Innovation | Scoop.it

"Apple released new versions of its popular-yet-struggling iPad lineup (...) for WiFi-hungry travelers, the true tech announcement was the Apple SIM.

The Apple SIM allows the user to select any short term plan from any carrier right in the Settings. The new SIM option is an enormous change benefiting any regular traveler, as they are no longer beholden to one carrier (...)"

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The how, why and where of people using devices for search

The how, why and where of people using devices for search | Publication - AF KL IT Innovation | Scoop.it

"Voice activated technology is getting interesting. Travel and expense management companies are finding ways to incorporate it into the user journey(...)"

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