Bing Maps Airports Across America

at 1:59pm Sep 29, 2011

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.

About the Author: Mollie Vandor

Mollie Vandor is currently a Product Manager at Betterworks. Prior to that, she helped launch mobile and desktop websites for Food Network, Epicurious and various other clients as part of the Cooking.com Product Management team. She also helped launch user generated content startup Ranker.com in 2008, and served as the site's Product Manager from 2008 to 2011. In her spare time, she contributes to various tech, food and media blogs, including Mashable and Food Network Humor. Mollie is also a social media junkie, to the point where some sort of Twitter twelve step program may soon be in order. As an LA native and a veteran of the LA startup scene, she's also passionate about tech innovation and the LA tech scene in particular. And, she is particularly proud of the work she's done through Girls in Tech and various other organizations to bring more attention, awareness and opportunities to women in the industry. Likes: cooking, eating, reading, hiking, good movies, bad TV, killer Scrabble games, long walks on the beach (seriously). Dislikes: when Twitter goes down, raw onions, bad grammar, disorganization, getting stuck in traffic. You can reach Mollie @mollierosev.

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