Tag: airport terminal


10

Feb 2016

CCD is part of SITA Marketplace.aero

CCD’s services are now available on Marketplace.aero, SITA’s on-demand platform for delivering cloud-enabled solutions to the air transport industry (ATI).  Focusing on software, applications, and cloud services, Marketplace.aero is a one-stop shop for industry organisations and professionals to research, select, and purchase ATI-relevant solutions. This is part of CCD’s wider relationship with SITA in providing passenger behaviour & experience design services. For more information, please...

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CCD is part of SITA Marketplace.aero

04

Dec 2015

US airports failing to compete on passenger experience?

In case you missed it there was a really interesting piece this week asking “why do so many people hate US airports?” on the BBC magazine website. It compared the experience of travelling in the US with some of the newer airports that have been built in the Middle East and Far East.   It noted that not many US airports feature in the Skytrak...

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JFK airport terminal, New York City, New York

12

May 2014

Is the answer to better experiences about tech or people…or both?

We were recently reading a blog about reducing the pain of the taxi queue at airports as another component of improving the elusive passenger experience. The solution offered in the blog (coming from a tech company) was live information on waiting times. Such an approach could have the added benefit of feeding data back to the taxi companies so they could alter their services in...

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Is the answer to better experiences about tech or people…or both?

19

Sep 2013

What is “Passenger Experience”?

Passenger experience has become a hot topic in public transport especially for airports.  Major airports are putting it at the centre of their thinking – for example, the mission statement for Heathrow Airport is making every journey better.  But what does it actually mean? Is it more than the latest bandwagon for every vendor of products and services to jump onto claiming that their product...

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08

Jan 2013

The Hollywood passenger experience

The new Bradley West Terminal at LAX airport is seemingly doing passenger experience the Hollywood way. Trying to bring an “LA feel” to the airport, the plans are using large displays integrated with mobile devices to allow the passenger to interact with the visual content. Sounds like it is creating an interesting “experience” that could be entertaining while you wait.  But perhaps the experience is...

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The Hollywood passenger experience

02

May 2012

Railway stations as a destination

At the recent Railway Terminal Conference in Vienna, the focus was on what can railway stations learn from airports and how can the passenger experience be enhanced?  It is clear that railway stations, at least the mainline stations, have come a long way from being the dirty, unattractive places of years ago.  With the opening of St Pancras International and the new King’s Cross concourse...

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King's Cross Station

09

Mar 2012

Improved Passenger Experience with Smartphone Technology

Alongside improving the design of airports, providing simpler wayfinding, and making the security process less stressful, the ever present smartphone seems to be the battleground for providing better information to the passenger at a number of points on the journey. This article from the Amor Group presents a good summary of the current applications and uses for smartphone technology.  Worth a quick read: Smartphones as...

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06

Jan 2012

Improving the passenger experience of airport security

Those who have been getting some sun over Christmas or for the rest of us starting to think about booking our summer holidays (or those just trying to get to the next meeting) the issue of airport security can send a shudder down the spine. It has to be one of the least enjoyable aspects of any trip (marginally ahead of waiting for the bus...

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Improving the passenger experience of airport security

22

May 2011

What do passengers say they want in airports?

Continuing the theme of our recent posts on airport design and meeting the needs of the passengers, we came across this blog post of a survey of what they said they wanted: http://www.futuretravelexperience.com/2011/05/what-do-passengers-really-want/ Biggest desire?  Signage, communications, staff – people want to know where to go, how to get there, where their plane is, etc.  They also want a human to deliver some of this –...

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What do passengers say they want in airports?

27

Apr 2011

Improving the security experience at Gatwick?

We hear that Gatwick is planning to significantly enhance the passenger experience when it opens its new South Terminal. New technology is coming including automated barcode scanners replacing boarding-pass checkers.  We understand that the new security lounge will use state of the art crowd-measuring technology to identify the shortest queue. According to the Time to Wander blog, the airport said “we’re going to use colour-coded...

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Improving the security experience at Gatwick?

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