Taking the traveller's current settings and profile into account, the type of ticket they have and whether or not additional time at the gate is necessary, MyTimeToFlight (MTTF) anticipates the travel time from any arbitrary location to the airport and then to the departure gate. Using conventional outdoor map information and following the choice of transportation given by the user, MTTF computes the transit time accordingly.
As well as accounting for travel time to the airport, the software is also able to compute the time needed inside the airport to check in, go through security and reach the gate. MTTF includes dynamic traffic data for the outdoor route planning in order to provide an accurate prediction of travel time. Inside the airport, dynamic information, such as current waiting times at the check-in counter and the security points are included in the computation and, therefore, provide a reliable and accurate prediction of the time needed to the gate.
The route information provided by MTTF integrates outdoor and indoor information and is able to guide the traveller from any arbitrary point to the gate using an integrated view. Navigation is therefore seamless and finishes only after the traveller has reached the gate.
Gate changes and dynamic information provided by the airport and the appropriate airline are pushed to the app and updated in real time to ensure that the user reaches the right gate in time.
Since it can be difficult to find the best way through the airport or to a specific location, MTTF not only includes route information but also displays points of interest inside the airport to ensure that travellers can enjoy a stress-free experience. Finding a takeaway coffee or a pharmacy presents no problem; MTTF will inform the user about special offers along the way and ensure that the remaining time is taken into account for maximum convenience.
MTTF maps the traveller's entire journey in an integrated view, managing their time and routes to and through the airport while monitoring all individual events during the journey. Relaxed customers, who do not need to think continually about what lies ahead and worry about exactly how much time is left until they have to start boarding, have the requisite peace of mind to enjoy using an airport's facilities and shops.
MTTF provides every piece of necessary information - distances, flight updates, remaining time and waiting times - to the user, using their preferred travel app. Notifications help to draw attention to products and services offered at airports, increasing revenue through services that inform and guide people to the appropriate amenities and shops in timely fashion.
By providing airports with accurate statistics on each traveller anonymously and in an aggregated way, MTTF enables the airport to understand how travellers move through the facilities and what kind of points of interest they visit. It focuses on the specifics of each traveller and can be individualised for every journey. For this purpose, it can take into account information including transportation method, traffic data, the characteristics of the traveller, waiting times, shopping patterns and use of services, and check-in and boarding procedures.
A better understanding where and how people travel enables airports to optimise opening hours, signage, shop locations and general layout to improve the retail tenancy mix.
When the travellers' preferences are known, processes and services can be adjusted according to their needs. This is the first step in creating convenience and a positive experience. With MTTF, the airport is able to make use of information on each traveller - from the moment of arrival at the airport to boarding the aircraft, and everywhere in between.
MTTF uses a cloud-based infrastructure to provide a single point of contact for application providers. Using standard web technology - such as web services and public APIs - MTTF can be integrated in any existing mobile application or website in a matter of hours.
This ensures that the benefits provided to users are not limited to proprietary applications and can be used through all available means. For OEMs and app provides, this means that users do not need to change the way they travel, or switch apps, to enjoy the benefits of MTTF.
The pricing model behind MTTF is very flexible and can be tailored to suit an app. Whether you are an airport operator, airline or travel app provider, MTTF has the appropriate pricing model for you. Make sure your users start benefitting from MTTF as soon as possible.