SITA says that wearable computing devices such as smart watches or smart glasses will become part of the airport experience. "Wearable devices like Google Glass offer new opportunities to mobilize staff, keeping their hands free, while keeping them connected to the traditional check-in and reservation systems," said Jim Peters, chief technology officer at SITA.
A Skyscanner survey reports that nearly three-fourths of respondents want children younger than 12 banned from certain areas of the plane. A smaller percentage said they would pay extra for child-free seating.
The new flydubai business-class cabin includes priority check-in and 12 wider seats, a new in-flight entertainment system and dedicated security lanes. By the end of this year, flydubai will receive three jets with the new cabin and retrofit nine existing planes.
Brisbane Airport in Australia is looking to better connect with the growing number of Chinese travelers it receives. The airport's strategy includes a liaison for fliers who speak Chinese as well as training for staffers.
Cathay Pacific has a new line of amenity kits for business travelers on long-haul flights. The kits will feature hand cream and a lip balm from Jurlique, along with items including an eyeshade, earplugs, socks and a dental kit.