Hilton New York JFK Airport Upgrades Travel Services; Adds Doppler Radar to FlyteBoard

by FS Administrator on January 16, 2015

Guests, Airline Crews Review Live National Radar Picture as They Verify Airline Flight Status, Gate Information to Confirm Flight Plans

Hilton JFK

Hilton New York JFK Airport FlyteBoard with Radar

January 15, 2015 –

Hilton New York JFK Airport enhanced guest travel services with the addition of live Doppler radar to its airline information FlyteBoard by Flyte Systems. Guests can instantly see national weather patterns that may impact their trip as they verify their airline’s flight schedule and departure gate before boarding their airport shuttle. Flyte Systems is the leading provider of cost effective airport travel information displays and digital signage content for the hospitality, digital signage, and convention center industries and related businesses. Click here to request information on Flyte Systems’ airport travel and guest information services.

FlyteBoard helps guests plan their travel day with confidence

“About 90 percent of our guests fly here. We recently added live Doppler Radar to our popular FlyteBoard and guests value the ability to see what the national weather looks like before they get on our shuttle,” said Kevin Wolford, general manager of the Hilton New York JFK Airport hotel, which also hosts crews for two major airlines. “Our FlyteBoard shows the real-time airline schedules for all flights out of JFK International. Travelers today are tuned into the weather. The FlyteBoard Doppler enhancement helps experienced travelers – and professional crews – know what they can expect at the airport and plan with greater confidence.”

Scott Triphahn, Flyte Systems vice president said, “The FlyteBoard monitor displays airline arrival and departure information, including gates and up-to-the-minute, real-time flight status for one or more airports. We can enhance the value of FlyteBoard with the addition of other travel and guest information too such as the Doppler radar we’ve added here at the Hilton, property wayfinding, and even meetings and events. This valuable guest service amenity has the potential to pay for itself with some operators finding that guests relax in the lounge or restaurant if they see their flight is delayed or extend their stay another night if their flight is cancelled. FlyteBoard is extremely helpful during the winter months where a storm can keep you grounded even if it’s happening in another city.”