The iPad has been implemented in the some of the most diverse sectors of human activities. The Apple tablet now serves in schools, hospitals and government facilities and has recently added another field – airport restaurants.
Delta Air Lines just announced it will implement more than 250 iPads in three of its newly opened restaurants located in the Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport’s Concourse G. Hungry travelers can enjoy the enhanced restaurant services at Concourse G’s MinniBar, Mimosa and Shoyu. The tablets will help customers receive their orders in 15 minutes or less. This is the second location after New York’s LaGuardia Airport that has been graced by the presence of such technology in the gourmet department.
"Delta is following through on our commitment to invest in our Minneapolis-St. Paul hub by improving the airport experience with these truly unique amenities. These enhancements on the ground coupled with our in-flight investments such as installing full flatbed seats in BusinessElite and Wi-Fi on more than 800 aircraft, make for a unique traveling experience on Delta that no other carrier can match,” explained Bill Lentsch, Delta's senior vice president – Minnesota Operations. "
The iPads are implemented in the airport via a partnership with OTG – a company that sells airport food and beverages. The tablets facilitate the ordering process and while waiting customers can log in via Twitter or Facebook to check in. The iPads also offer some entertainment for those stranded in airports. Diners at the above mentioned restaurants can also check their flight status, watch videos or play some games.
Source: Delta deploying 4500 Apple iPads at US airport restaurants