Google Glass being tested with Virgin Atlantic Airlines to streamline check-in process

Google Glass being tested with Virgin Atlantic Airlines to streamline check-in process
Virgin Atlantic is integrating Google Glass as part of a trial program to enhance the “passenger experience.” The program right now is limited to customers who purchase Upper Class airfares for departures out of London’s Heathrow Airport.

Airline agents donning Glasswear will use the wearable technology to give customers updates on flight information, weather and other relevant information related to the flier’s destination. Language translation assistance will also be rendered with the help of Glass.

If the initial test shows promise, Virgin Atlantic will start pushing more content to the flight agents, adding passenger information to confirm dietary and refreshment preferences.

The trial is only going to last six weeks, indicating that Virgin Atlantic expects to glean very quickly if the information being provided via Glass (and already available on the agent’s computer screen) enhances the customer experience.

sources: The Telegraph via BetaBeat

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5 Comments

2. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Don't forget to mention that they are also equipped with Sony SmartWatch 2. (The Verge)

3. papss unregistered

There is a developer that is selling a pair of these on Craigslist for 1900

4. wilsong17 unregistered

google will advance with these ny cop using then 2 and people say this wont work

5. johnehms09

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I thought they tested to virgin..sorry

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I love that smile and face, she's is damn cute.

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