Since mobile technology took off, frequent travelers have been reaping its benefits during their commute. From checking their destination’s weather to booking a hotel, technology has played a major role in travelers’ comfort.
For the most part of the world, GPS tracking comes in handy for people on the go. They can even attempt to talk to locals using a translator app on their smartphone.
A new beta app on iOS devices is also creating buzz among travelers. The app, called Flying, uses a social networking system that lets users track their flights and provides alerts and backup options in cases of flight delays or cancellations.
Now, even airports and airlines are keeping themselves up-to-date with connectivity services and new applications. According to The New York Times, “The Federal Aviation Administration’s new relaxed rules on the use of portable electronic devices during flights have airlines scrambling to be the first to offer passengers full-flight connectivity and enough power to take advantage of it.”
Wi-Fi services are now being offered by airline companies, such as Southwest and Virgin America, while Delta offers in-flight Wi-Fi services on limited aircrafts. Airline companies are also ensuring that flyers get to charge their devices through USB and 110-volt electrical outlets on every seat.
Meanwhile, a number of airports have taken advantage of social media. For instance, Dulles International in Virginia is now sending out updates regarding flight delays, bad weather, and wait times to passengers through Twitter and Facebook.