Today, Bing announced the release of its new ‘airport maps’ feature for 42 airports across the US.
According to TechCrunch, “With this, you can see inside airports in order to locate terminals, check-in counters, restrooms, shops, restaurants, baggage claim areas, information desks and more. You can find the new maps by searching for the airport name on Bing, the airport’s city or its code, or you can search for a flight number and click on the included “map” link. A link on the airport maps page also lets you send the map to your mobile device for later access.”
Of course, Google also has a maps feature, but in this case, the Google interface is actually not nearly as usable as the Bing one, which lists airport features like restaurants, baggage claims and security checks in a handy, sortable and searchable way. Which is how I came to realize that LAX has not one, but three CPK’s, not to mention two sports bars to help ease those pre-flight jitters and a Pink’s hot dogs to put you into a food coma if the food doesn’t work. Hey, it’s no JFK, but it’s certainly a start. And, it’s a whole lot easier to appreciate thanks to this new Bing tool.