Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 8:12 EDT

Latest Check-in Stories

Smartphone App Handles Check-In, Unlocks Hotel Room Door
2014-01-31 04:21:45

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you can check-in for a flight and even produce a boarding pass from your smartphone, where else can your smartphone get you? The folks at Starwood Hotels think your smartphone should get you all the way to your room at its Aloft hotel chain. Aloft guests can now use their smartphones to check in to their room, and actually unlock the door. The doors will unlock via Bluetooth when the phone is held in front of the lock, the New York...

2013-11-26 08:21:44

Busiest travel time of the year doesn't have to be so stressful SEATTLE, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines offers the following tips for passengers to help ensure their travel is as stress-free as possible during the holiday season starting this week. Learn more about Alaska Airlines' "Top Five Tips for Holiday Travel" at http://bit.ly/IeiFDg. Information at your fingertips. Passengers can check in up to 24 hours before their flight using Alaska Airlines' iPhone app,...

2013-10-29 08:24:21

SEATTLE, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is changing its minimum check-in time for customers traveling on most domestic flights from 30 to 40 minutes prior to departure, regardless if a bag is checked or not. The minimum check-in time for international flights remains at 60 minutes. The policy change is being made so that travelers on Alaska Airlines can expect the same minimum check-in time at almost all airports the carrier serves. The exceptions will be at airports...

2013-10-10 08:32:52

LAS VEGAS, October 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotel WiFi Test introduces a scalable way to test and improve the quality of WiFi access in hotels around the world. For many travelers, WiFi speed is a vital feature of a hotel room, and is a major selling point for everyone from businessmen to backpackers. However, most hotels don't actually care much about the WiFi quality since they can always advertise "Free WiFi", which doesn't make any claims about the actual quality or...

Three-Quarters Of Smartphone Users Rely On Location-Based Services
2013-09-13 08:21:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A majority of smartphone owners use their phones’ location-based services, and a growing number are adding location information to their online posts, according to a new report about the role location-based services play in our daily digital lives. The report, released Thursday by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, was based on a survey of more than 2,000 adult smartphone users, which found that 74 percent use their...

Facebook Position Opens After Gowalla Co-Founder Exits
2013-07-16 13:32:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The social network apparently has a couple of openings. On Tuesday it was reported that Facebook's product manager of location and events Josh Williams is checking out of the company after just 18 months on the job. Williams' departure was first reported July 15 by AllThingsD. He hasn't officially announced his next move, but sources told AllThingsD that he plans to stay in San Francisco and could work on a new startup venture....

2013-06-24 08:23:52

LONDON, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We may have had a coupled of warm-ish days but that is nothing compared to going abroad for a week or two and basking in the heat and sunshine, but if you're trying to save and haven't yet booked a holiday don't panic. SportsDirect.com [http://www.sportsdirect.com ] show you how you can save on your holiday and suitcases [http://www.sportsdirect.com/accessories/luggage-and-suitcases ]! (Logo:...

2013-02-28 04:20:06

BEIJING, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In compliance with IATA's industry standards, Air China made passenger-friendly airport self check-in available to its passengers at Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil on January 27, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080625/CNW017LOGO ) The self check-in device, also known as CUSS, is available in versions of different languages including Chinese, English, Portuguese and Spanish. It can be used for...

Riot Is Like Google For Creepers
2013-02-12 19:25:26

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Recently, British news site The Guardian obtained a video from Massachusetts-based  defense contractor Raytheon showing off a software they call “Riot,” or Rapid Information Overlay Technology. Just as it sounds, Riot quickly combines data from a number of sources and overlays it on a map. What makes this technology frightening is, in this instance, “data” means GPS and social media information....

Facebook May Be Working On A Tracking App
2013-02-05 08:55:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Facebook knows all about you, mostly because you've told it all about yourself. For many years, Facebook has even known where you are at any given point, recently launching their "Nearby" feature to let mobile users know what's happening around them. Now that Facebook has "officially" become a mobile company, they've had an eye towards leveraging this information with a possible location aware app which alerts your friends...