Airports are mini-cities in themselves. Spanning large acreage, you need to know the lay of the land if you want to catch your flight on time. Large display maps and directional signs help, but it’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of commuter traffic.
Now, wipe the confused look from your face with the new Bing Airport Maps. Bing Airport Maps are what air travelers need, as apart from taking you from the entrance to the boarding gate, the maps include information on parking garages, ticket counter location, terminals and gates, baggage claims, currency exchange, restaurants, cafes, and more. ( do read our comprehensive guide to Bing Maps while you are at it)
Bing Airport Maps covers 42 airports in the United States with more expected to be added soon. You can see the complete lists on the Bing Maps blog with a full explanation on how not to get lost in an airport.
There are a couple of ways to use Bing Airport Maps:
1. Use Bing Search: Search normally by typing in the name airport, city, or the code. One of the search results will display the map of the airport for that particular city. For instance, I searched with “New York airport”.
2. Search by flight status: This is a more direct way to search as the search result takes you to the terminus point (both arrival and departure) on the map.
You can locate check-in counters, baggage claims, duty free shops, restaurants, and sundry other points located around the airport at various levels. You can also view the map according to the various levels at the airport. Plus filter the locations by categories like – Stores & Services, Apparels, Restaurants etc.
Bing Airport Maps is not only an important directional aid for you, but also for someone who is coming to the city for the first time. You can email the directions or send them via SMS so that they know there way around.
Wouldn’t you like Bing to cover the airport in your part of the world?