29 Aug '11, 8pm

iPad Apps Take to the Air | How Apple's Tablet is Taking Over the Airlines via @zite

iPad Apps Take to the Air | How Apple's Tablet is Taking Over the Airlines via @zite

The introduction of the Apple iPad has revolutionized many industries, with the latest paperless overhaul coming from the airlines. In 2010, Delta and JFK Airport in New York City ushered in the use of this innovative new technology by providing iPads to flyers awaiting departure in the terminal. The iPads are set up on tables throughout the gate area, and aside from checking weather and flight or Facebook statuses , Delta customers can order food from restaurants near their gates, like Croque Madame and Bar Brace, right from the iPad. Once customers head to the boarding area, they will soon see flight attendants donning iPads to check in passengers for each flight. British Airways has started a trial program in which the Apple tablet will replace paper lists to identify passengers, seating assignments, frequent flyer program status and special meal requests. Another part ...

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