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Technology Makes Business Travel More Efficient
Hardware & Software Make Office in The Sky Possible
When it comes to saving you time on your next air borne business trip next generation flight planning is already being used by major airlines so their pilots can trim time and distance off each trip.
According to Alaskan Travel Guru Scott McMurren "They're using these types of gps flight tracking systems to kind of circumvent the old traditional routes that the airline, airplanes used to take. what it means is you know, faster routes,more fuel efficient, greener which you know is important"
Technology has made air travel trans formative. For business or pleasure the new hardware and software available to the average Alaskan, if used to its full potential can bring big savings. McMurren says it all begins with a smart phone. "it's three devices in one, this is my i-pod, this is my camera, and it's also my computer"
As devices get smaller and processor's get faster business travelers can get more done while in the air. '"This really enables me, empowers me to make real time decisions about my travel experience and transact business while I'm on the go" McMurren explains as technology expands so does the variety of tasks and freedom to accomplish them while flying. "Not only can i pick up my e-mail er you know check my face book when I'm at the Seattle airport now with the software that's been provided by Alaskan airlines and go-go in that you know the wi-fi i can check it you know in the air"
By adding noise canceling headphones to a smart phone you can conceivably have less distractions at 30 thousand feet than in your terrestrial office. "Plugged into my i-pod it gives me a little bit of space to better endure that part of the travel experience"