The Hidden Benefits of Real-Time Flight Information

by Ashley Toney on August 21, 2017

Savvy hotel properties use flight information as a tool to increase occupancy and boost operational efficiency

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FlyteBoard gives guests the flexibility to extend their stays without leaving the hotel

August 21, 2017

For airport hotels, having a flight screen on the premises is an invaluable resource for their traveling guests. What may not be immediately obvious are the advantages that these FlyteBoards create for the properties themselves. Take a look at how innovative hotels across the country are using Flyte Systems to boost efficiency and generate additional revenue.

Profit from Delays & Cancellations

If a guest sees that their flight is delayed or cancelled, what’s their most convenient option? Putting yourself in that situation, would you rather (a) stay in the comfort of your hotel or (b) pass the time in a stiff airport chair? Most of us would find that (a) would be our first preference.

FlyteBoard gives guests the flexibility to extend their stays without leaving the hotel – converting flight cancellations into additional bookings. Have guests wait out a delay with a good read from your gift shop and a refreshing beverage from your lobby bar. The longer the guest is on your property, the more likely they are to consume on-site services.

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truDigital, partners with FlyteSystems®, a division of ITS, to provide real-time flight data to a digital sign near you

by Ashley Toney on July 6, 2017

Together, truDigital and FlyteSystems® seek to help customers at non-airport sites display the same type of up-to-the minute flight information seen on airport signage boards.

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Flyte Systems flight information updates in real-time, keeping travelers consistently informed

July 7, 2017

truDigital Signage is expanding its services by partnering with flight information provider FlyteSystems. truDigital, based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, is a pioneer in the development of signage software that is user-friendly and cost effective. FlyteSystems is a division of Chicago-based Industrial Television Services. ITS has been developing technologies related to flight information display systems since 1960. Together, truDigital and FlyteSystems seek to help customers at non-airport sites display the same type of up-to-the minute flight information seen on airport signage boards.

Digital signage has delivered more efficient ways to communicate vital information to the public. With cloud-based applications, information can be displayed on strategically located screens. The public can use updated facts and travel guidelines to change their plans and choose more productive ways to spend their time. Digital signage solutions provide innovative ways to keep the audience engaged with the brand or message. Products offered by truDigital can be adapted to the needs of different users whether the organizations provide content to inform, educate or entertain.

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Dual-Branded Aloft and Element Dallas Love Field Properties to Open with FlyteBoard in Both Lobbies

by Ashley Toney on December 13, 2016

FlyteBoards Provide Airport-Bound Guests with a Smoother Journey

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The FlyteBoards will show airline departures at DAL airport with real-time updates

December 13, 2016

Flyte Systems® announced the new Aloft and Element Dallas Love Field hotels will provide guests with FlyteBoard digital signage airline schedule displays when they open in January 2017. The dual-branded properties are minutes from Dallas Love Field and will have a combined total of 224 rooms. The FlyteBoard digital signage displays will show airline departures with real-time updates, gate numbers and additional information in each hotel’s lobby.

“It makes sense for an airport property to provide amenities that make the guests’ journey easier,” said Randall Elmore, general manager of the Aloft and Element Dallas Love Field properties. “We understand travel today is more complex than ever. FlyteBoard looks exactly like airport digital signage flight information screens. Guests see a familiar format that is easy to understand. They can trust the real-time information and keep on track with their travel schedule.” The new dual-branded Aloft and Element concept is the first of its kind in Texas. Each property will feature its own themed format, outlets and amenities.

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Hyatt Place Jacksonville Airport to Install FlyteBoard Digital Signage to Keep Guests On Time

by Ashley Toney on November 29, 2016

Flyte Systems®’ FlyteBoard Provides Airport Property With a Service That Busy Travelers and Flight Crews Value

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Hyatt Place Jacksonville’s FlyteBoard Shows Real-Time Departures at JAX Airport

November 29, 2016

Newly renovated Hyatt Place Jacksonville Airport will include a FlyteBoard digital signage flight information display among its upgraded guest amenities. Flyte Systems’ FlyteBoard is a subscription digital signage solution that shows real-time arrivals, departures and gate information for one or more airports. The 127-room Hyatt Place Jacksonville Airport hotel is near the Jacksonville International Trade Port and close to companies that include Mercedes Benz, Coach, and BAE Systems. The property’s FlyteBoard is scheduled for installation in December 2016.

“Most of our guests are business travelers moving through Jacksonville International. We also handle several crew room contracts. That makes having a FlyteBoard flight information digital signage display a very important service for us,” said General Manager Marcus A. Patrick. “I managed another airport property in Atlanta that had FlyteBoard. FlyteBoard proved its value as a guest service amenity. We saw that our guests congregated in front of it to verify their flight times and confirm transportation. I think if you have an airport property, you have to offer FlyteBoard to keep your guests on time.”

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How Effective is Your Property’s Digital Signage? Three Tips to Improve Guest Experience

by Ashley Toney on November 16, 2016

Location, Interactive Content, and Relevant Information Make the Difference

3 Tips to Improve Guest Experience

Changes in signage positioning, location and content strengthen impact and value for hotel guests.

November 16, 2016

Hotel guests are familiar with digital signage. It can be found nearly everywhere. If you are an operator, you probably have at least one display in your lobby. Digital signage is a good way to provide property and regional information to guests; it can even be a profit center. But, do you wonder if it is doing its job? Here are three tips on how to improve your digital signage and add value to your property’s guest experience.

1. Placement is important – do guests see your message?
If you want your digital signage to be effective, whether it provides property information and promotions, regional events and maps, or wayfinding, put it in a high traffic area. Placing it near the front desk where guests will see it when they check-in is ideal. Likewise, near elevators where there is a captive audience or near a concierge station or information desk. Take a day to watch the lobby guest traffic flow. This will tell you the best place to display your content.

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C&J Bus Lines Installs Flyte Systems® to Keep Airport-Bound Clients Informed about Airline Schedules

by Ashley Toney on September 29, 2016

Luxury Motorcoach Company C&J Bus Lines Installs FlyteBoard Real-Time Airline Information in Three Terminals

FlyteBoard at C&J Bus Lines

FlyteBoard Real-Time Airline Information at C&J Bus Lines

September 29, 2016

C&J Bus Lines, one of New England’s premier transportation providers, installed FlyteBoard flight information displays at three of its terminals. C&J operates scheduled intercity motorcoach services from New Hampshire and Massachusetts seacoast to Boston’s South Station, Boston Logan Airport and New York City. Flyte Systems is the leading provider of cost effective airport travel and flexible digital signage property information. The company delivers displays and digital signage content for hotels, corporate training centers, convention centers and related businesses.

“At C&J we are always looking to offer more for our riders,” says Jim Jalbert President of C&J Bus Lines. “Adding Flyte Systems airline flight information displays to our terminals is a natural fit to enhance our service to Boston’s Logan Airport. This is a great tool for those traveling to be able to check their flight status before they leave.”

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The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas-Love Field Increases Revenue with Flyte Systems®

by Ashley Toney on September 19, 2016

Real-Time Airline Information Helps Property Increase Occupancy when Flights are Cancelled

FlyteBoards at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas-Love Field

Arrival & Departure FlyteBoards at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas-Love Field

September 15, 2016

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas-Love Field installed three FlyteBoard flight information displays to give guests greater confidence in their travel plans. The newly renovated 244-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is directly across the street from Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL). Flyte Systems is the leading provider of cost effective airport travel and flexible digital signage property information. The company delivers displays and digital signage content for hotels, corporate training centers, convention centers and related businesses. Click here to request information on Flyte Systems’ travel and guest information services.

“We installed FlyteBoard airline flight information displays to give our guests a smooth travel experience. We also use the FlyteBoard to help us increase occupancy,” said General Manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas-Love Field Jeremy Millar. “Guests tell us they value knowing if their flight is on time before they leave the property. Plus, our property team watches the FlyteBoard departure screens for cancelled flights. If we see widespread airline cancellations due to weather or other factors, our staff calls the airlines to tell them if we have availability for distressed passengers. We run a busy hotel and now Flyte Systems helps us add even more room nights.”

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Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport Hotel Gives Guests Real-Time Airline Flight Schedules

by Ashley Toney on August 23, 2016

Flyte Systems®’ Lobby Flight Information Display Shows Arrivals, Departures, Gates for Boston’s Logan International Airport, Plus Doppler Radar for Travel Weather Updates

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FlyteBoard at the Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport

August 23, 2016

More than 80 percent of the guests staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport hotel travel through nearby Logan International Airport. General Manager, Michael Buddemeyer wanted to provide his traveling guests with an amenity they would value. “I previously opened a Hilton Garden Inn airport property that had a flight information display called FlyteBoard. It was a great amenity. When we purchased our Four Points by Sheraton at Boston Logan I wanted to give our guests the same convenience of knowing their flight status before they left the hotel.”

The FlyteBoard digital flight information display shows real-time arrivals, departures and gate information for one or more airports. Many properties also add Doppler Radar Weather to FlyteBoard for guest convenience. FlyteBoard may also display property promotion graphics and other revenue generating information.

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Holiday Inn Houston NE Bush Airport Hotel Opens with FlyteBoard to Maximize Travel Convenience

by Ashley Toney on August 11, 2016

New Build Holiday Inn Offers Quiet Rooms, A-List Amenities, Plus Mercedes Benz Airport Shuttles and Airline Flight and Gate Information to Keep Guests on Schedule

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FlyteBoard at the Holiday Inn Houston NE Bush Airport Hotel

August 11, 2016

Houston’s newest hotel opened August 4 adjacent to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The beautiful new Liya Investments, LP. property makes guest comfort a priority with 4-pane windows to ensure a restful stay, a state of the art fitness room with video screens and ear buds for a personalized workout, and a FlyteBoard real-time airline flight information display to let guests remain comfortably on property until their flight is confirmed.

“Our new property is next to Houston Bush Intercontinental and most of our guests will arrive or depart by air. That is why we created a streamlined travel experience to make their stay perfect,” said Debra Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We installed a FlyteBoard flight information display in our lobby because it is important that guests remain confident about their travel plans. We want guests to be on time for flights with minimum stress. When I travel I expect to see a FlyteBoard in every airport hotel.”

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Hampton Inn Des Moines Airport Provides Guests with InfoBoard Travel Convenience

by Ashley Toney on July 15, 2016

Guests Enjoy Access to Digital Signage Information on Area Attractions, Local Dining, Airline Flights and Current Traffic Status without Searching their Mobile

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Guest interacts with InfoBoard at the Hampton Inn Des Moines Airport

July 14, 2016

“Our guests love the convenience and it saves our front desk staff time they would be answering guests’ questions,” said Terry Landers, general manager of the Hampton Inn Des Moines Airport in Iowa. The property recently installed a touch screen InfoBoard digital signage display from Flyte Systems®. InfoBoard is an economical solution for properties that want to offer a valuable amenity to guests and visitors unfamiliar with their area.

Hampton Inn Des Moines Airport recently completed a total renovation and upgraded all of its 120 rooms. Convenient to downtown and the airport, its 24-hour airport shuttle, complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi and fitness center are ideal for business travelers and leisure guests. In addition to the new upgrades, guests can now find a wealth of travel information on its new InfoBoard. The large digital signage display lets guests search property amenities and services, dining options and things to do in Des Moines, and shows airline flights and gates, weather and local traffic.

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