Photo courtesy of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Airports all over the world are improving the travel experience with technological advancements and clever programming. Here are three leading the way.
At YVR, getting through immigration is a much smoother experience thanks to automated passport control kiosks by BorderXpress. These self-service stations allow selected passengers to pass the border securely with a swift two-step process. YVR also just launched a new, mobile-optimized website that travellers can use to help navigate the airport, learn about the retail and dining options and book parking. In addition, the airport has an app that offers 3D maps of the terminal buildings, coupons for special offers, travel-related games and self-guided tours of the building’s appealing Land, Sea and Sky-themed design.
Located in SFO‘s International Terminal, #Converge@flySFO is basically a public co-working space for travellers. The area offers free Wi-Fi, lounge chairs, tables and a large white board, and the airport encourages guests to use this space as a forum to engage fellow travellers in rousing discussions.
Like Vancouver, DFW also has a high-tech automated passport control program that allows for getting through immigration quickly. Plus, each of the airport’s five terminals features its patented Wayfinding touchscreens, allowing travellers to make their way to gates, restaurants, shops and other DFW services easily. And the official DFW Airport mobile app is packed with information, from flight and weather updates to turn-by-turn navigational features, which can now be synced to the airport’s Apple Watch app for that extra bit of connectivity.
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