Hilton New York JFK Airport Upgrades Travel Services; Adds Doppler Radar to FlyteBoard

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Guests, Airline Crews Review Live National Radar Picture as They Verify Airline Flight Status, Gate Information to Confirm Flight Plans

Hilton New York JFK Airport FlyteBoard with Doppler Radar

We recently added live Doppler Radar to our popular FlyteBoard and guests value the ability to see what the national weather looks like before they get on our shuttle.

Hilton New York JFK Airport enhanced guest travel services with the addition of live Doppler radar to its airline information FlyteBoard by Flyte Systems. Guests can instantly see national weather patterns that may impact their trip as they verify their airline’s flight schedule and departure gate before boarding their airport shuttle. Flyte Systems is the leading provider of cost effective airport travel information displays and digital signage content for the hospitality, digital signage, and convention center industries and related businesses. Click here to request information on Flyte Systems' airport travel and guest information services.

FlyteBoard helps guests plan their travel day with confidence
“About 90 percent of our guests fly here. We recently added live Doppler Radar to our popular FlyteBoard and guests value the ability to see what the national weather looks like before they get on our shuttle,” said Kevin Wolford, general manager of the Hilton New York JFK Airport hotel, which also hosts crews for two major airlines. “Our FlyteBoard shows the real-time airline schedules for all flights out of JFK International. Travelers today are tuned into the weather. The FlyteBoard Doppler enhancement helps experienced travelers – and professional crews – know what they can expect at the airport and plan with greater confidence.”     

Scott Triphahn, Flyte Systems vice president said, “The FlyteBoard monitor displays airline arrival and departure information, including gates and up-to-the-minute, real-time flight status for one or more airports. We can enhance the value of FlyteBoard with the addition of other travel and guest information too such as the Doppler radar we’ve added here at the Hilton, property wayfinding, and even meetings and events. This valuable guest service amenity has the potential to pay for itself with some operators finding that guests relax in the lounge or restaurant if they see their flight is delayed or extend their stay another night if their flight is cancelled. FlyteBoard is extremely helpful during the winter months where a storm can keep you grounded even if it’s happening in another city.”

The 356-room Hilton New York JFK Airport hotel is convenient for visitors to New York, one half mile from JFK International Airport. The tasteful guest rooms and suites create a pleasurable, relaxing environment. Amenities include high-speed internet access, a large work desk and a 37-inch flat-screen TV, an inviting indoor pool, a fresh fitness center and a casual American bistro-style restaurant-bar offering breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Its 24-hour airport shuttle is complementary.

Flyte Systems provides low-cost, real-time flight information
Flyte Systems offers a suite of products that serve the traveling public: FlyteBoard, FlytePass, FlyteChannel, FlyteTouch, FlytePad with handheld mobile airline information, and Event Module. The company's latest innovation is InfoBoard, which combines airline flight information with total property way-finding, weather, traffic, area attractions, and much more.

  •     FlyteBoard is a wall, floor, or ceiling mounted high-definition, flat panel screen for lobbies, restaurants, bars, and other public areas, displaying flight information for one or more airports.
  •     FlytePass combines FlyteTouch with free, secure boarding pass printing. It is available as a standalone unit, or neatly packaged in either an all-wood kiosk or an integrated metal kiosk to match your décor.
  •     FlyteChannel permits guests to view live airport flight information conveniently and comfortably from their in-room television.
  •     FlyteTouch enables individual guests to search flight information using an interactive touch screen that displays real-time flight arrivals and departures for one or more airports.
  •     FlytePad is a mobile-ready service that delivers real-time airline information via the iPad, enabling hotel staff to provide guests with airline information anywhere and anytime.
  •     Flyte's Event Module displays user-configurable meetings and events on screens shared with flight information or on its own dedicated screen.
  •     InfoBoard is a cost effective touch screen display that saves labor, provides greater guest service, and generates revenue with flight information and so much more.

Many hotels and resorts also use Flyte Systems’ applications to increase revenue with innovative marketing approaches for distressed travelers. For tips on how to generate revenue by providing guests with Flyte Systems airline information, please log on to the Flyte Systems website at http://www.flytesystems.com.

About Flyte Systems
The Flyte Systems Division of Industrial Television Services (ITS), based in Chicago, Illinois, is the leading provider of subscription-based environmentally responsible airport flight information displays for the hospitality, convention center, and digital signage industries and related businesses. It delivers accurate, instant, airport-centric updates of flight information – not just FAA provided departure times that are based on the planned schedule only and do not update when there is a ground delay. Properties are able to differentiate themselves and boost repeat business with 'glance-and-go' content critical to a traveler’s day. Flyte Systems’ product suite builds upon ITS’s 50-year history as the leading provider of live flight information to airports, airlines, government agencies, port authorities, and other travel-based businesses. Flyte Systems was formed in 2007 to offer web-based travel technology products. Flyte Systems products use Energy Star-compliant digital displays to help significantly reduce energy consumption and eliminate unnecessary trips to the airport. Clients include Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood, Westin, IHG, Days Inn, Hotel Sofitel, independent properties, convention centers, and transportation centers.

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