Articles tagged “ipad”

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Dubai hotel goes overboard with iPads: Hands out $10,000, gold-plated tablets

Dubai hotel goes overboard with iPads: Hands out $10,000, gold-plated tablets

Natalie Paris, The Daily Telegraph

Oh good. Because non-gold plated iPads are for the poors.

7 years ago

The paperless cockpit is almost here: American replaces manuals with iPads

The paperless cockpit is almost here: American replaces manuals with iPads

Despite AA’s many troubles over the past year, it has become an early adopter among airlines from SXSW hackathons to paperless cockpits. This is a trend that can truly differentiate the new American.

7 years ago

Delta focuses on an improved airport experience to make up for flight frustrations

Delta focuses on an improved airport experience to make up for flight frustrations

The arrival of finer dining options and tech toys to bypass time at airports is part of a larger global trend in which airports are recreating themselves as places where passengers won’t mind spending a few hours.

7 years ago

Proposed FAA rule tells pilots not to play with their smartphones and tablets

The FAA is attempting to clean up rules regarding use of electronic devices in planes, but consumers are more eager to see rules regarding their own use of devices modernized than seeing new regulations regarding Angry Birds in the cockpit.

7 years ago

Delta updates iOS apps with Passbook support and inspirational guides

Delta updates iOS apps with Passbook support and inspirational guides

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Give Delta's Fly Delta iPad app a spin. It's surprisingly good.

7 years ago

American Airlines iPad app can be a trivial pursuit

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The app's games are great, but much of the rest of the app is underwhelming. Why couldn't American have used the iPad app's image capabilities to inspire trips to its destinations?

7 years ago

Forget about food carts: Qantas rolls out iPad-charging trolleys for new in-flight entertainment

Forget about food carts: Qantas rolls out iPad-charging trolleys for new in-flight entertainment

The transition marks the priorities of passengers, which have come to expect and prefer connectivity over corn chips on flights.

7 years ago

Travel Seeker HD app’s design could use an extreme makeover

Travel Seeker HD app’s design could use an extreme makeover

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With all the money at its disposal, you'd think Amadeus could hire the right people and come up with an attractive design for this iPad app. On the other hand, the app seems more like brochureware than an earnest attempt to win over consumers.

7 years ago

iPads at airport restaurants set to take off

iPads at airport gates and restaurants are an attractive way to while away the time during flight delays.

7 years ago

Changi’s new iPad app may become the gold standard of airport apps

Rafat Ali, Skift

As the big hub airports become destinations in themselves -- at least for long haul passengers -- airport guides need to become increasingly sophisticated. The next step would be plugging into trip itinerary and airline check-in services and apps.

7 years ago

Tablets are popping up in the most unusual of destinations

The surprising utility of tablets continues to grow in the travel industry as Kenyan tribesman wield mobile maps and Swiss restaurants provide live videos of chefs, yet the U.S. seems behind the adoption curve.

7 years ago

Hotel in-room iPads new mark of luxury, yet don’t get stolen

Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times

It's no surprise that people like iPads, but the survey conducted (by the same company that sells hotels their software) does use its admittedly small sampling to give early insight into how devices are being used at high-end properties.

7 years ago