Dutch airline passengers can now buy a flight through Facebook and Twitter
In the recent past, we’ve seen Soldsie leverage social conversations as a payment platform — enabling users to buy fashion products by simply leaving a comment on the relevant Facebook photos. While a flight is typically a much larger purchase, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is also now enabling its customers to confirm and pay for a seat on one of their flights through social media platforms. READ MORE…

Dutch airline passengers can now buy a flight through Facebook and Twitter

In the recent past, we’ve seen Soldsie leverage social conversations as a payment platform — enabling users to buy fashion products by simply leaving a comment on the relevant Facebook photos. While a flight is typically a much larger purchase, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is also now enabling its customers to confirm and pay for a seat on one of their flights through social media platforms. READ MORE…

Smart gates track passenger location to avoid flight delays
While travelers have been able to make sure they know the whereabouts of their luggage with innovations such as the hop! trackable suitcase, it’s much harder for airlines to know exactly where their passengers are when it comes time to board. In order to curb delays to flights when customers haven’t turned up on time, London’s Heathrow Airport has introduced a new system that lets flight attendants know if someone isn’t going to make their plane. READ MORE…

Smart gates track passenger location to avoid flight delays

While travelers have been able to make sure they know the whereabouts of their luggage with innovations such as the hop! trackable suitcase, it’s much harder for airlines to know exactly where their passengers are when it comes time to board. In order to curb delays to flights when customers haven’t turned up on time, London’s Heathrow Airport has introduced a new system that lets flight attendants know if someone isn’t going to make their plane. READ MORE…

Travel comparison site puts emphasis on flight quality over quick arrival times
Not all consumers are after the same thing when it comes to booking a holiday, and platforms such asGetGoing have offered discounts to those who aren’t too fussy about their destination, but are concerned about cost. Now Routehappy aims to cater for tourists who would rather ensure they traveled in comfort than take the most direct flight. READ MORE…

Travel comparison site puts emphasis on flight quality over quick arrival times

Not all consumers are after the same thing when it comes to booking a holiday, and platforms such asGetGoing have offered discounts to those who aren’t too fussy about their destination, but are concerned about cost. Now Routehappy aims to cater for tourists who would rather ensure they traveled in comfort than take the most direct flight. READ MORE…

Airline commissions books that can be completed in flight time
In today’s world of non-stop information and endless social network notifications, it’s hard to find the time to concentrate on just one story, never mind finishing a full-length novel. The Netherlands’ VertragingsApp has already encouraged train passengers to discover short story authors based on their delay time, and now a new project has created a range of fiction titles for customers of Australia’s Qantas airline, selected to correspond with flight times. READ MORE…

Airline commissions books that can be completed in flight time

In today’s world of non-stop information and endless social network notifications, it’s hard to find the time to concentrate on just one story, never mind finishing a full-length novel. The Netherlands’ VertragingsApp has already encouraged train passengers to discover short story authors based on their delay time, and now a new project has created a range of fiction titles for customers of Australia’s Qantas airline, selected to correspond with flight times. READ MORE…

Delta’s ‘Photon Shower’ combats jet lag with light
Several years back we spotted the Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airports offering free light therapy sessions to weary winter travelers, and recently we came across something similar. Demonstrated this time at the recent TED2013 conference in California, Delta airlines has devised what it calls a Photon Shower that can minimize jet lag and help travelers recover from a long flight. READ MORE…

Delta’s ‘Photon Shower’ combats jet lag with light

Several years back we spotted the Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airports offering free light therapy sessions to weary winter travelers, and recently we came across something similar. Demonstrated this time at the recent TED2013 conference in California, Delta airlines has devised what it calls a Photon Shower that can minimize jet lag and help travelers recover from a long flight. READ MORE…

Frequent flyer miles donated to those who wish to visit sick relatives
We’ve already seen ventures such as AngelMule using travel for social good, rewarding tourists for delivering goods to non-profit ventures abroad. Now The Extra Mile hopes to collect frequent flyer miles from those that don’t use them so that friends and family of the terminally ill can visit their loved ones. READ MORE…

Frequent flyer miles donated to those who wish to visit sick relatives

We’ve already seen ventures such as AngelMule using travel for social good, rewarding tourists for delivering goods to non-profit ventures abroad. Now The Extra Mile hopes to collect frequent flyer miles from those that don’t use them so that friends and family of the terminally ill can visit their loved ones. READ MORE…