Photos: Google airport lounge takes off

Photos: Google airport lounge takes off

Summary: We go behind the scenes of Google's latest venture - a free Internet area in London's Heathrow Airport where travellers can get to grips with some of the company's applications

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  • Google claims that passengers will  be able to view their destination before they get there using Google Earth, which displays satellite images.

  • Although the Internet access is free, Google is getting something out of the experiment by monitoring how people use its applications.

  • Google claims that the average traveller wastes over nine hours a year waiting for flights at UK airports.

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Andrew Donoghue

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Specialising in sustainable IT and technology in the developing world, he has reported and volunteered on African aid projects, as well as working with charitable organisations such as the UN Foundation and Computer Aid.

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  • Ohh very hip
    anonymous
  • so, google rekons the average traveller wastes 9 hours a year waiting for airoplanes?

    Perhaps they need to be stationed near the charter holiday jet travellers who generally have kids (who could probably use some time out playing on a PC) Google could even charge for printing out the pretty 'pictures' that the kids have lovingly drawn in MS Paint - could be a big moneyspinner?


    I think I feel a business plan coming along . . .
    anonymous