KLM launches augmented reality service for hand baggage check

KLM launches augmented reality service for hand baggage check

 Airline KLM has introduced a new feature in its app that uses augmented reality to help passengers assess wether their hand baggage is of the correct size. The functionality, which uses Apple’s AR technology, is aimed at speeding up check-in and reducing customer confusion over luggage allowances. The AR hand baggage check uses a […]

Facebook’s Flight Ads Can Now Be Used for Prospecting

Facebook’s Flight Ads Can Now Be Used for Prospecting

Facebook expanded the options airlines have for reaching potential travellers with its flight ads, which were previously referred to as dynamic ads for travel for flight. Airlines already had the capability to use flight ads to target people who had visited their websites or applications to search for particular flights. The social network announced that airlines […]

British Airways expands its biometric boarding gate trials in the US

British Airways expands its biometric boarding gate trials in the US

British Airways is expanding its biometric boarding gate tests in the US. Last November, it began testing self-service boarding gates in Los Angeles Airport that don’t require customers to produce either their boarding pass or their passport. Instead, passengers only need to look into a camera, wait for their biometric data to be checked against […]

Airbus and OneWeb team up to put 5G on planes

Airbus and OneWeb team up to put 5G on planes

OneWeb has forged a new alliance with Airbus to develop in-flight 5G services that will enable passengers to continue using their smartphones and other devices in the air, via satellite links. “The Seamless Air Alliance will usher in a new era of innovation for airlines on all routes,” the companies said in a joint statement […]

Google Flights uses AI to predict delays, even before airlines do

Google Flights uses AI to predict delays, even before airlines do

Google has added updates to its flight booking service Google Flights that will give passengers a heads-up before they arrive at the airport. Google said in a blog post that Flights’ machine-learning algorithms will use historic flight status data to provide live updates and reasons for delays, such as weather or an aircraft arriving late. […]

Emirates wants to help Australians find their True North with the help of Spotify

Emirates wants to help Australians find their True North with the help of Spotify

Emirates has collaborated with Spotify to help Australians discover their ideal travel destination and find their ‘True North’ as part of a new campaign. The campaign is an interactive and personalised experience that connects users with destinations across the globe that are aligned with their listening history and musical preferences on Spotify, using a custom […]

Transavia teams with Uber to turn an ordinary taxi ride into a flight abroad

Transavia teams with Uber to turn an ordinary taxi ride into a flight abroad

Wake up, go to work, come home. Wake up, go to work, come home. It’s an invariable grind that’s almost impossible to see past. The logistics alone of even tiny weekend trips can stop us from starting the process at all, leaving us marinating in unrealized fantasies of escape. But what if getting away for […]