Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Sabre Travel Studios have joined forces to provide travel information to passengers via their mobile phones with TripCase, a smart phone application available now on the iPhone and BlackBerry platforms.
The smart phone software, developed by Sabre Travel Studios, allows passengers to track airline, hotel and car rental information while on the road, and receive updates automatically. With the partnership, DFW passengers will also get updates on gate and bag claim changes, as well as information on retail and restaurant offers and services offered within the terminal each particular passenger is using.
“DFW has partnered with more than 200 of its retail and dining location to provide passengers with price-conscious opportunities via TripCase,” says Joe Lopano, executive vice president of marketing and terminal management for DFW.
DFW says it is the first airport in the United States to provide information and offers integrated within the TripCase application.
“TripCase simplifies the travel experience by putting all of your itinerary information in one place on your phone,” notes John Samuel, senior vice president of Sabre Travel Studios. “Moreover, this DFW International Airport partnership gives passengers access to real-time airport updates, information about shops and restaurants, as well as discount offers from participating concessionaires.”
According to DFW, nearly 40 per cent of all travelers at the airport use either an iPhone or Blackberry, with 54 per cent of business travelers using these smart phones. With its initial foray into smart phone technology now underway, DFW says it will explore new ways for mobile technology to deliver passengers the kinds of information they want.
Sabre launched the BlackBerry version of TripCase on September 1, and says a Windows Mobile version of the application will be available in the fall.