“The impact of Apple on air travel extends beyond Apple’s iOS Passbook app – the company’s solutions are appearing across the air flight ecosystem,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.
“When you take you flight it’s possible your pilot will be using an iPad to replace their flight manual and (since Apple and IBM began working together) you’ll see flight attendants using the Ancillary Sale app for iPhone, in order to handle things like seat upgrades and duty-free sales during the flight (which customers can pay for with Apple Pay),” Evans writes. “Of course, airlines have been offering passengers in-flight entertainment through an iPad since 2010.”
“Apple’s technology is changing things before you fly, of course. There are already numerous apps offering to help you choose, buy or catch your flight,” Evans writes. “Apple technologies are becoming part of the experience you have in airport terminals.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Air travel, a nightmare since 9/11, is bearable only because of how many portions of the journey are touched by Apple products.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]