United Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport on April 18, 2018 in San Francisco, California.
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United Airlines is planning to staff with Apple to revamp the service’s terminal at San Francisco International Airport, United’s chief digital officer stated Friday.
Apple staff have visited the airline’s baggage maintain, customer support services and different areas in latest months, and the partnership might “transform the way the airport experience is going to look,” United’s Linda Jojo instructed reporters at an organization occasion in Chicago.
She added that the talks are in early levels and declined to present particulars.
Apple is United’s prime buyer. Earlier this yr, a photograph of a United banner displaying Apple spent $150 million a yr on United flights made the rounds on social media. The banner stated Apple purchased about 50 business-class seats a day from San Francisco to Shanghai. United provides probably the most service to China of any U.S. airline.
“They fly us a lot,” Jojo stated. “We’re going to deepen that partnership.”
United has additionally bought about 100,000 Apple units for its employees.
Several airways have bought Apple units for his or her pilots. For instance, American’s pilots use iPads to entry navigational charts and climate data, amongst different knowledge.
Apple declined to remark.